The war in Yemen: France's hidden role in a vast humanitarian tragedy

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“Minister, I have a question which is going to annoy you.” The polite warning came during a January 20th 2019 interview on French national radio station France Inter with France’s defence minister Florence Parly. Interviewer Ali Baddou stared at the minister and, raising his voice slightly, asked: “Should there be a halt to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia?”