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Issue number
79
Shares in arms companies increase after Soleimani assassination

Shares in some of the world’s biggest arms companies rose to a combined total of nearly $14bn in the wake of the US assassination of the Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, with investors expecting a wave of fresh orders.

Activists in London -including WRI affiliates Campaign Against Arms Trade and Peace Pledge Union - have taken direct action to protest and disrupt a major networking and social event held by the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security, and Space Trade Association.

Falken SA is a Spanish company specialising in "less lethal" weapons and other equipment used by the police and security forces in Spain, and countries in Latin America.

The provincial government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in north-west Pakistan has announced steps to establish an industrial estate focused on arms production for the area.

Turkish arms companies are considering moving production to Bulgaria to avoid US sanctions and allow them to continue producing parts for the F35 plane.

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