Europe's largest arms fair opens in the UK

Britain's international trade secretary has claimed the UK's arms industry, worth nearly $8bn a year, is vital for global security. Liam Fox was speaking at the opening of of the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI 2017).

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    Britain's international trade secretary has claimed the UK's arms industry, worth nearly $8bn a year, is vital to global security.

    Liam Fox was speaking at the opening of one of the world's biggest defence exhibitions - the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI 2017).

    The event attracted thousands of visitors, as well as criticism from human rights groups.

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from London.


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