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Netherlands Votes for Saudi Arms Embargo Over Human Rights Violations


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Netherlands Votes for Saudi Arms Embargo Over Human Rights Violations

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Dutch lawmakers have voted to ban weapons exports to Saudi Arabia over the kingdom's violations of humanitarian law, making the Netherlands the first country in the European Union (EU) to follow through on a motion by the European Parliament in February.


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Thanks to the Dutch and a big YES to an arms embargo against the Saudis (and to others) - hopefully official war crimes charges will follow for the Saudis and those behind them! The international arms industry should/must also be called to account (smashed is more like it!) - sanctioned in many ways as used against some nations. How can those claiming any shred of moral compass or decency continue to tolerate the manufacture and wholesale distribution of weapons of all deadly purposes? The consequences are maiming, death and displacement for millions and destruction of civilian works - I guess the financial opportunities are just too great…