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UK Revokes Export Licenses

UK Business Secretary, Vincent Cable, announces export licenses on equipment used by Egyptian military has been revoked in fears they may be used violently.

Staff Writer

UK Business Secretary, Vincent Cable has announced that Great Britain has revoked all exporting licences on equipment used by the Egyptian military in fears that "they will be used against protesters." This includes radio equipment, armor, guns and tanks.

In light of clashes between the Egyptian army and pro-Morsi demonstrators, Cable said in his statement: "We are deeply concerned about the situation in Egypt and the events which have led to the deaths of protesters." The statement continues: "We will not grant export licences where we judge there is a clear risk the goods might be used for internal repression, provoke or prolong conflict within a country, be used aggressively against another country or risk our national security,"