Government must take urgent action over arms bound for Zimbabwe

William Hague:
Shadow Foreign Secretary William Hague, has today called on David Miliband to take urgent action with regard to the Chinese ship, currently docked at Durban carrying arms bound for Zimbabwe. 

He said:

It is important that the Government urgently makes representations to China and calls upon them to halt their shipments of arms to Zimbabwe.

“The international community must speak with one voice on Zimbabwe. As part of that community, China must suspend arms sales to Zimbabwe.

The Mugabe regime continues to deny the right of the people of Zimbabwe to choose their leaders.

To supply arms to it at a time when opposition activists are being intimidated and attacked, not only sends the wrong signal but will harm the reputation of China.

In addition, the Government should call on neighbouring states like South Africa to make it clear that such shipments are not welcome on their territory.”


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