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Saudi Arabia: Cluster Munitions

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 111165, tabled on 2 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the UK last offered to assist Saudi Arabia destroy any remaining stocks of the BL-755 cluster munition in line with the UK's commitment to the Cluster Munitions Convention; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

7 November 2017

The UK offered to remove and destroy Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) stocks of BL-755 cluster munitions in 2010. The UK welcomes Saudi Arabia's commitment in 2016 that it would no longer use BL-755 cluster munitions.

The UK takes its obligations under the Cluster Munitions Convention very seriously and continues to fulfil them. In this respect, we have continued to encourage Saudi Arabia to accede to it.

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