Cameron seeks arms deals, says supports Arab Spring

DUBAI - British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to balance concern over human rights in Gulf Arab states with winning lucrative arms deals for Britain as he started a tour of the region on Monday.
Cameron said supported calls for greater democracy in the Middle East and that the British government was engaging Gulf states - some of which are trying to stifle political unrest - on their human rights record.
But discussions would show "respect and friendship," he said, recognizing that governments have bridled at foreign criticism.