An investigation reveals the extent of France's involvement in the war crimes on Yemen

30 September, 2022
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An investigation reveals the extent of France's involvement in the war crimes on Yemen

The French newspaper, Orian 21, published an investigation in which it talked about the involvement of major French companies in killing children in Yemen, taking advantage of the war with the support of the French state, which is the most important arms supplier after the United States to the Saudi-Emirati coalition that has been involved in the war on Yemen since 2015.


During the year 2019 alone, the French state gave the green light to 47 contracts to export ammunition to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, torpedoes, missiles, guided missiles and other explosive materials, with a total value of one billion euros to Saudi Arabia and 3.5 billion euros to the United Arab Emirates, according to the investigation.


In 2020, these licenses increased by 40% for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and 25% for the UAE.


The investigation confirmed that 3 major French companies and their contractors were involved in a conflict that killed 110,000 people over 7 years, including more than 13,000 civilians, namely, the Thales Group, which supplies combat aircraft and delivers ammunition, the French-British missile manufacturer MBDA, and Dassault. Aviation, which maintains Mirage 2000 aircraft and has won record contracts with Emirates.


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