Message from the High Court: Carry on arming the Saudis
Publisher: Dissident Voice
Date Written: 13/07/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21077
Campaigners are furious with a High Court decision in London allowing the UK Government to carry on exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use against Yemenis.
The reason for the British government's hostility towards Iran was spelled out by David Cameron in a speech to the Knesset in 2014: "A nuclear armed Iran is a threat to the whole world not just Israel. And with Israel and all our allies, Britain will ensure that it is never allowed to happen." That position carries forward into the present day.
And in June 2015 Fox declared:
It is logical to assume that Irans intentions are to develop a nuclear weapons capability and any claims that its intentions are exclusively peaceful should not be regarded as credible Iran's nuclear intentions cannot be seen outside the context of its support for terror proxies, arguably the defining feature of its foreign policy. The risks are clear.
What he omitted to say was that Iran's intentions must also be seen in the context of Israel's foreign policy, its refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the grave threat posed by the Zionist regime's 200 (or is it 400?) nuclear warheads. Israel hasn't signed the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention either, and has signed but not ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, likewise the Chemical Weapons Convention. Iran and all the other nations in the region have every right to feel nervous.