7 Mar 2018

Yemen war overshadows Saudi crown prince visit to Britain

International Editor

The red carpet was rolled out for the Saudi crown prince’s visit to Britain today, but Theresa May said she would raise human rights issues in her talks with Mohammed bin Salman, as Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of “colluding” in war crimes by Saudi forces in the Yemen civil war. Mrs May strongly defended Britain’s ties with the kingdom, saying co-operation over issues like terrorism had potentially saved hundreds of lives.