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Thursday, 24 October 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

Egypt
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  Mick Wallace (GUE/NGL). – Mr President, President Trump recently called the Egyptian President el-Sisi ‘my favourite dictator’. The UK is Egypt’s largest investor and France is Egypt’s largest supplier of weapons. The US, the UK and France will turn a blind eye to human rights every time it suits them. Let’s not forget that before el-Sisi became President, he presided over the single largest massacre of unarmed protesters in modern history in 2013.

El-Sisi is a brutal dictator. Do the French have any problems selling him weapons? No. Do the French have any problems selling weapons to the Saudis who are committing genocide in Yemen? No. Does the EU do anything about it? No. This European Union has sanctions, which are a form of terrorism, against Venezuela, Syria, Iran. You do business with murderers. What’s going on with you?

 
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