Posted: 14/11/2015 at 11:45
I can't see that it's a good idea to sell arms to people who may have grievances (real or imagined) against us.
A good while ago we knew an arms dealer and his farmily quite well (they were customers of our family business). He had been merrily selling arms (including missiles) to the military dictatorship in Argentina for many years, with the full support of the UK government - then suddenly his sales were frozen by the UK and the next day we were at war with Argentina. The change happened that quickly.
We'd always known that Argentina claimed the Falklands/Malvinas ............. but they wouldn't do anything about it, would they?