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Jan Björklund

Björklund: Swedish arms exports 'embarrassing' ‎

Jan Björklund 32%


Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) leader Jan Björklund has called for a tightening of conditions for Swedish arms exports, calling sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain an "embarrassment". "We must be more careful to whom we sell armaments. The fact that Sweden in the 2000s has sold advanced weapons to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia is an embarrassment," Björklund said at the party's congress in Gothenburg on Saturday.

In a speech to the party faithful on the opening day of the congress, Björklund took up the discussion over Swedish arms exports which have courted renewed controversy of late following the wave of popular revolutions in the Arab world. "That we have sold military equipment to Pakistan and the UAE is not acceptable," he aded.




Published: 19 Mar 11

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