MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Amnesty International said it had found the unexploded British-made cluster munition in a village in northern Yemen. Those munitions are designed to be used by Tornado jets, used by Saudi-led coalition forces in its anti-Houthis Yemen campaign.
"There is no such thing as arms control in a war zone, once a weapon has left the UK there is little if any control over what happens to it," Andrew Smith said.
"Despite its terrible human rights record, Saudi Arabia has been the largest buyer of UK arms for many years, it is likely that a lot of the weapons used in the destruction of Yemen were sold a long time ago," he continued.
In March 2015, the Saudi-led international coalition started carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions at Hadi’s request. Since the coalition launched its air campaign, several rights groups have documented use of banned cluster munition in several airstrikes, claiming that the they were used in Yemen’s civilian-populated areas, wounding and killing civilians.