May defends Saudi ties as Crown Prince get royal welcome in London

Royal welcome and noisy protests await Saudi crown prince on UK trip

Mrs May said: 'The link that we have with Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an important one and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country.

The debate took place as Prince Mohammed lunched with the British monarch on the first leg of trip packed with displays of diplomatic affection created to help the widen longstanding defence ties into a more far-reaching partnership.

May later met Prince Mohammed, extending a warm diplomatic welcome to the conservative kingdom's heir apparent.

Both countries sense an opportunity to broaden their existing relationship: Britain is looking for trading partners as it exits the European Union, and Saudi Arabia needs to convince sceptical investors about its domestic reforms.

The Brighton Pavilion MP slammed the Guardian for hosting an advert which claimed that Prince Mohammed bin Salman is "empowering Saudi Arabian women". "It is definitely not ethical, bearing in mind what is going on in Yemen every single day, every single second, even as we speak".

A spokesman for the Labour leader said he had been referring to the presence of British military personnel to advise on targeting by the Saudi air force attacking the Houthi rebels.

As the 32-year-old prince's auto drew up to the Prime Minister's home, protesters thronged the vehicle - with one man arrested for throwing an egg during the protest.

His visit to Number 10 came after lunch with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

We know that the situation in Yemen is a catastrophe - with up to 8 million people on the verge of starvation and this compounds all the human rights shortcomings inside Saudi Arabia itself. London also eyes listing state oil firm Saudi Aramco in its stock market.

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"We would like the Aramco share option to be issued in the United Kingdom and we will continue to suggest the City would be the best place for it", junior foreign office minister Alistair Burt told parliament.

This is his first visit to Britain since becoming Crown Prince last June.

His reported comments reflect Saudi Arabia's deep suspicion of President Tayyip Erdogan, whose ruling AK Party has its roots in Islamist politics and who has allied his country with Qatar in its dispute with Saudi Arabia and some other Gulf states.

"Behind the smiles and handshakes on show tomorrow, and despite Prince Mohammed bin Salman's attempts to be a poster boy for progress, there are some uncomfortable truths about his repressive government that must not be forgotten", she wrote in an editorial for The Independent.

"When she meets the crown prince, Theresa May should urge him to commute the sentences of all child protesters facing execution".

"It can not be right that her Government is colluding in what the United Nations says is evidence of war crimes".

Saudi bombing in Yemen is contributing to "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world at the moment", Thornberry said.

Demonstrators are protesting against Britain for licensing 4.6 billion pounds of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia since 2015.

"On the issue of arms exports to Saudi Arabia, [Corbyn] seems to be at odds with his shadow foreign secretary once again, because she said this morning the arms industry is 'not something I am seeking to undermine as long as it is within global law.' We agree we have very a tight arms export regime in this country and when there are allegations of arms not being used within the law we expect that to be investigated".

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