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Spain to sell 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia | Herald Sun

Posted by M. C. Fox on September 14, 2018

Borrell said the laser-guided bombs hit their targets with “extraordinary precision” of within one metre.

We have been hearing bout the accuracy of laser guided munitions since desert storm. The government tells us “80% success rate” then months later, the truth.

The Saudi’s are already pretty good at hitting hospitals and school buses. But then they have US helping them.

https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/spain-to-sell-400-bombs-to-saudi-arabia/news-story/53869f3f06f3f5b757be7a3d986765af

Reuters

Spain will go ahead with the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia after the deal was previously halted amid concerns over the Saudi role in the war in Yemen.

“The decision is that these bombs will be delivered to honour a contract that comes from 2015, and was made by the previous government,” Foreign Minister Josep Borrell told Onda Cero radio.

Human rights groups including Amnesty International have denounced Western arms sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies in a war which the United Nations says has killed more than 10,000 people and left 8.4 million on the brink of famine.

Several government ministries had worked on the issue for a week and the contract was reviewed three times by a commission that authorises arms sales, Borrell said, adding, “We found no reason not to carry it out.”

Asked whether Spain had received any guarantees that the weapons would not be used against the civilian population in Yemen, Borrell said the laser-guided bombs hit their targets with “extraordinary precision” of within one metre.

“This kind of weapon does not produce the same sort of bombing as less sophisticated weapons, launched a bit randomly, that create the sort of tragedy that we have all condemned.”

 

 

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