YNYS Mon Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth is urging the Welsh Government to condemn the training of Saudi pilots at RAF Valley.

Speaking in the Welsh Assembly last week, Mr ap Iorwerth argued that it is "wholly inappropriate" to welcome pilots from the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) to Anglesey given their "current role in humanitarian crisis unfolding in Yemen'."

The RSAF have also been in the headlines over the disappearance and death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was reportedly killed in Istanbul on October 2.

Amidst the controversy, Mr ap Iorwerth is calling on the Welsh Government to speak out against using RAF Valley as a training base.

Commenting on the matter, he said: "When considering the moral questions raised regarding Saudi Arabia’s current activities internationally, it is wholly inappropriate to welcome pilots from the RSAF to RAF Valley for training.

"“RAF Valley is a Centre of Excellence for training Air Force pilots in Britain, and, as we know, is also a centre where pilots from other countries do spend time.

“However, the role the Saudi Air Force is playing in attacking Yemen has created a horrific humanitarian crisis, with many innocent people being killed by air strikes.

"That's why I urge the Welsh Government to condemn the use of RAF Valley for the purpose of training pilots who may later carry out these horrific attacks."

Human Rights organisation Amnesty International recently revealed that over 30 air strikes resulting in 513 civilian deaths have been conducted by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition that appear to have violated international humanitarian law.

The Ministry of Defence say Britain has "frequently worked" with the RSAF and training of engineers and air crew to fly Hawk jets is part of that deal.