Corbyn accuses the United Kingdom of "colluding" in war crimes in Yemen

Corbyn accuses the United Kingdom of

Corbyn accuses the United Kingdom of "colluding" in war crimes in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's crown prince and the U.K.'s prime minister launched an economic and investment partnership worth billions of dollars on Wednesday, amid human rights protests in London and political pressure in parliament.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also greeted the Crown Prince at the bottom of his plane when he landed on Tuesday night.

James Jones, the producer and director of "Saudi Arabia Uncovered", said it felt like the UK Government was "getting away with moral double standards": "We are incredibly grateful to Stewart McDonald for hosting the screening of the film".

The three-day visit will also include a briefing with national security officials and a visit to May's country residence.

"The relationship we have with Saudi Arabia is historic".

Early on Wednesday, the leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn, criticised the Prime Minister and her government's lack of criticism of the Saudi regime, arguing that "it can not be right that the U.K.government is colluding in what the United Nations says is evidence of war crimes".

Her statements were interrupted briefly as opposition lawmakers cried "Shame!"

'The Prime Minister raised our deep concerns at the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

She underlined her government's support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen, noting that the campaign has been supported by the UN Security Council.

Britain is rolling out the red carpet for the crown prince's controversial three-day visit, which Downing Street hopes "will usher in a new era in bilateral relations" but is also expected to draw protests.

At Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Corbyn said British military personnel were "directing" Saudi military operations responsible for large-scale civilian casualties in Yemen.

Lambeth PalaceThe Crown Prince has faced significant protests over Saudi Arabia's involvement in the conflict in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia is the main player in a coalition supporting the Yemeni government against the Houthis in a war which has caused a humanitarian catastrophe.

According to the Labour MP Saudi Arabia is the largest importer of British arms, a trade deal which Williamson says makes the United Kingdom complicit in the humanitarian disaster in Yemen. We appreciate Saudi Arabia hosting millions from all countries including Egypt and providing job opportunities for them.

Britain seeks to expand its market for service sector exports in Saudi Arabia and attract Saudi cash to finance domestic projects.

At the same time, Britain is trying to attract Saudi Arabia for the listing of state oil giant Saudi Aramco on the London Stock Exchange.

He went on to further criticise the Tory government for welcoming the prince. "Will you use your meeting today with the crown prince to halt the arms supplies and demand an immediate ceasefire in Yemen?"

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