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Weapons Industry: A vicious Circle, as US, Russia,China, EU create wars in Middle East and arms sales there soar amid widespread conflict

Arms imports by Middle East countries mired in violent conflict have doubled in 10 years — and the US, Russia and Europe remain the major suppliers, according to latest research.

Arms imports by Middle Eastern states have more than doubled over the past decade, with the US and European countries the main suppliers of weapons to the region. This is one of the main conclusions of the latest report by SIPRI — the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

The independent think-tank dedicated to arms control and disarmament says the volume of international major weapons shipments rose by 10 per cent between 2013-2017 compared to the previous five-year period — largely due to an increase to the far east and the Middle East.

Five countries — the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China — accounted for nearly three-quarters of all arms exports over the past five years.

Note EU-Digest:  :"War is most profitable for us", said one major arms exporter, "and let no one tell you that countries involved in these proxy wars, are in it for moral reasons, It all comes down to economic benefits. So please rest assured these wars will go on forever, for some reason or whatever".

Read more: US and European arms sales to Middle East soar amid widespread conflict | Euronews

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