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Britain’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday that he would stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen if he wins the election this month, according to Reuters.

“Labour will stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and work to end the war there, and not actively support it as the Conservative government has done,” Corbyn said in a speech setting out Labour’s foreign policy objectives.

He added that the new international character of the Labour Party means the establishment of a fund for peace and conflict prevention. “We invest 400 million pounds (513 million dollars) to expand our diplomatic capacity and increase control over arms exports to ensure that conflicts are not fueled, as happened in Yemen.”

In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started  a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and  prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.

Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

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