Saudis Crown Prince Is Welcomed By Queen As Human Rights Groups Hold Huge Demonstration On His Arrival
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who arrived in the UK on Wednesday, was greeted by Boris Johnson upon his arrival, and then met Queen Elizabeth II for lunch.

Bin Salman began a three-day visit to Britain and arrived in the UK on Tuesday night. This is his first visit to Britain since becoming Crown Prince last June.

He had lunch with the queen at Buckingham Palace and later dine with Prince Charles and Prince William.

 The pair chatted as the Queen hosted the crown prince at Buckingham Palace

Human Rights groups say the Prime Minister has been slow to condemn rights abuses by Saudis and asked the government to suspend UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom’s military action in Yemen.

The campaigners hold a demonstration as the prince moved to British.

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The 32-year-old crown prince was also due to meet with Theresa May, who said she would raise concerns about human rights during talks at 10 Downing St.

Addressing May at PMQs, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn questioned: “As she makes her arms sales pitch, will she also call on the crown prince to halt the shocking abuse of human rights in Saudi Arabia?”

 Clarence House later tweeted out a picture of Prince Mohammed bin Salman with The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge

“Despite much talk of reform, there’s been a sharp increase in the arrest and detention of dissidents; torture of prisoners is common; human rights defenders routinely sentenced to lengthy prison terms.” Corbyn said.

Read More: UK And US Are Part Of All The Killing In Yemen By Selling Weapons To Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Activist

May replied: “The link 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,” added: “I will be raising concerns about human rights when I meet him.”

She greeted bin Salman on the doorstep. While praising the reforms he has started, the PM addd: “We want to work together to explore ways we can support the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to progress and intensify these reforms,”

May said. “We will also discuss how we can enhance our co-operation in tackling international challenges, including the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen.”

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A Saudi-led coalition has been battling Yemeni Forces since March 2015 in a war that has killed more than 10,000 people and driven the Yemenis to the brink of famine.

Saudi Arabia faces wide international criticism for its airstrikes killing civilians and striking markets, hospitals and other civilian targets. Saudi-led blockade has also been blamed for pushing Yemen to the brink of famine.

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