HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 cc424-5W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the countries currently subject to embargoes on the export of British military equipment. [1350]

Mr. David Davis

We observe mandatory embargoes imposed by the United Nations on Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Liberia, UNITA (Angola) and Rwanda.

We will continue to observe the arms embargo on all the states of the former Yugoslavia in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 1021 of 22 November 1995.

We also observe embargoes imposed by the European Union on China, Burma, Zaire, Sudan and Nigeria.

We observe a voluntary embargo agreed by the then Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe on Armenia and Azerbaijan.

In addition, as a matter of declared national policy, we refuse to supply military equipment to Argentina and Iran.