Spain urged not to sell warships, arms to Saudis ahead of bin Salman’s trip

A coalition of leading rights organizations have urged Spain, the last stop on the Saudi crown prince's international tour, to scrap its planned sale of warships and weapons to the aggressive regime in Riyadh.

UK-based rights body Amnesty International, British charity Oxfam, and environmental campaigner Greenpeace, and a number of other rights entities made the plea as part of the Arms Under Control coalition on Wednesday, the Middle East Eye news portal said.

The ostentatious tour, meant to award the kingdom arms and investment deals and promote the image of Saudi Arabia's future king, has already taken Mohammed bin Salman to Egypt, the United States, the United Kingdom and France.

The tour, however, has been overshadowed by the Saudi-led war on Yemen, which has killed tens of thousands while unsuccessfully trying to restore Yemen's Riyadh-aligned government.

Source: National News Agency