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War in a time of covid

RAF planes resumed bombing Iraq on 10 April after a lull of nearly seven months, according to Jane’s Defence Weekly. Meanwhile the RAF and Britain’s largest arms company, BAE Systems, have continued to support Saudi Arabia’s attacks in Yemen, despite a March call from the UN Secretary-General ‘to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives’.

The US subsequently blocked a UN vote calling for a global ceasefire because the text of the resolution contained an indirect reference to the World Health Organisation.

Topics: Arms trade