UK stops export of aircraft parts to the Egyptian Forces

Britain halts export of aircraft parts to Egyptian forces

Britain has banned the export of aircraft parts and communication equipment to the Egyptian armed forces and security services amid fears they could be used for internal repression.

By Foreign Staff 10:43PM BST 28 Aug 2013

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, announced the suspension of 49 export licences on Wednesday “to send a clear signal that we condemn all violence in Egypt”.

The ban applies to future applications and to existing licences for the Egyptian army, air force, internal security forces and ministry of the interior. EU foreign ministers agreed to join Britain in halting such exports at an emergency meeting last week after the violent crackdown on supporters of Mohammed Morsi, the deposed president.

Mr Cable said: “We have already taken action to restrict exports to Egypt. As a result of the developing situation in Egypt, we have agreed with EU partners in this instance to go further and suspend all export licences for goods which might be used for internal repression.”

The suspension would not be lifted until “conditions in Egypt indicate that it is appropriate”, according to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

One comment

  • MetalHeadViking

    Apparently The west is still trying to help the Muslim Brotherhood come back to power.

    WND:s revelations about Obamas strong ties to the MB says alot. The relations between the west and the al-Sisi iterim-regime are not good.

    The key semms to Saudi Arabia. The Arab League has began talking and trading with Iran. Maybe the Saudis are about to switch sides.

    That would definitly ruin the wests chances for victory in Syria.

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