MOSCOW (Sputnik), Yulia Shamporova – Last week, the UK government released arms sales statistics showing that British arms companies had boosted their sales to Saudi Arabia, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world, by more than 100 times over the course of last year.
"We are quite surprised that the British PM [David Cameron] continues to supply British arms to countries who have track records of human rights abuse, despite his eagerness to promote the fundamental British value of democracy," the spokesperson said.
On Wednesday, Cameron dismissed a proposal by Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour party, to launch an inquiry into the delivery of UK-manufactured arms to Saudi Arabia.
Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition faction, for more than a year. Since March, a Saudi-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against Houthi positions at the request of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.