Arms sale for ‘peace’

The chairman of BAE Systems has claimed his company’s weapons sales encourage peace, as he responded to questions from peace activists who infiltrated the arms maker’s shareholder meeting.

Sir Roger Carr was forced on the defensive by a salvo of questions probing BAE’s dealings with Saudi Arabia, which is currently at war in Yemen. According to a UN panel, Saudi forces have conducted “widespread and systematic” attacks on civilian targets.

“We try and provide our people, our government, our allies with the very best weapons, the very best sticks they can have, to encourage peace.”

BAE chairman to peace activists: ‘weapons sales encourage peace’