Guardian: Britain took advantage of Iraq 's invasion of Kuwait to sell weapons to the Gulf
The British government has exploited the security situation that occurred during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 to sell arms to the Gulf states.
According to secret documents published by the British newspaper "The Guardian" on Sunday, the government "found the war between Kuwait and Iraq, an unparalleled opportunity; to sell arms to the Gulf states."
The documents also reveal the efforts of ministers and officials of the Government of London, who tried to exploit the situation that followed the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, in order to benefit the British arms factories, with an expected increase in the pace of the war.
In a confidential briefing sent by former British Secretary of Defense Alan Clark to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after his visit to the Gulf in that period, he said that his "tour on the eve of the war had succeeded in strengthening relations and had made great profits from arms sales."
The United Kingdom, according to the latest report by the State Security and Defense Organization, sold £ 6 billion, or 9% of the global market, half of it in the Middle East alone.
Over the last ten years, Britain ranked second in the world as the largest arms dealer after the United States of America, according to the newspaper "The Guardian".
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