Norway’s passport manufacturer sued for arms sales

Norwegian passportsPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

The company Thales, which, among other things, produces passports for Norway, has been sued for the sale of weapons used in the war in Yemen.

According to the UN, the war in Yemen has triggered one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world in recent years. Voluntary organizations are suing Thales for the sale of weapons and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, AP reports.

The two countries led the Western-backed coalition that went to war in March 2015 against the Houthi rebels who seized power in Yemen’s capital Sana the year before.

“Thales strictly complies with all applicable laws and regulations on export control. This policy is part of a comprehensive approach to ethical practice and corporate responsibility that meets the strictest industry standards,” communications manager Camille Heck in Thales Group’s defense division wrote in an email to the newspaper Vårt Land.

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