UK Government

The Uk government bows before the Saudis

Submitted by TheGnomeAtHome on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 21:57

Downing Street has said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia do not represent "the government's position".

Footage has emerged from an event last week at which Mr Johnson said UK ally Saudi Arabia was engaging in "proxy wars" in the Middle East. A spokeswoman for the government has said that the UK government would distance themselves from Boris Johnson on this, as they were not the views of the UK. The UK sells arms to Saudi and does not want nor need a diplomatic incident of any kind.