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Gun shy? Britain blocks military hardware exports to Egypt | RT News

The British government has revoked five Egypt-bound export licenses out of fears that the equipment could be used against protesters. Violent clashes in Egypt following the army’s ouster of the country’s Islamist president have left dozens dead.

The licenses include armored vehicles, like personnel carriers and fighting infantry vehicles, machine guns, tank communication equipment as well as vehicle-mounted radio stations and accompanying antennas.

“We are deeply concerned about the situation in Egypt and the events which have led to the deaths of protesters,” Vince Cable, the UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, announced in a statement. “The longstanding UK position is clear: We will not grant export licenses where we judge there is a clear risk the goods might be used for internal repression.”

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