equipment banned to Israel
IRIB News (Iran)
17 June 2002
London, June 17 - The UK's hypocrisy in refusing to impose an arms
embargo against Israel was exposed Monday when the government was
reported to have blocked the sale of sporting equipment to the Zionist
British ministers have repeatedly rejected calls from MPs and peace
campaigners to stop supplying military goods to Israel in line with
government guidelines not to supply arms when there is a risk that
they might be used against civilians or exacerbat e conflict.
But according to the Daily Telegraph, the department of trade and
industry (DTI) has refused to grant an export licence for 350,000
round of calibre.22 cartridges to the Israeli shooting team.
"There is a clear risk that the ammunition might be used for
internal repression, external aggression, prolonging the conflict,"
the DTI was reported to have told Eley of Birmingham, the manufacturers
of the cartridges used by most shooting teams.