Amnesty International urges Greece to scrap Saudi arms sale

ATHENS – A leading global rights organization on Monday urged Greece's government to halt the sale of thousands of artillery shells to Saudi Arabia, saying the weapons could be used against civilians in the ongoing war in Yemen.


Amnesty International voiced deep concern over the proposed deal, saying there was a "real danger" that 300,000 shells would be used by the Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in the impoverished country.


"Amnesty International calls on Greece to immediately rescind the sale and transfer of military equipment to Saudi Arabia and to refuse approval of the transport of every type of conventional weapons, ammunitions and war materiel to points of conflict in Yemen," a statement said.


פרסום ראשון: 11.27.17, 18:10