Saudi Crown Prince: Turkey part of 'triangle of evil'

Crown Prince and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman al Saud arrives at Cairo International Airport in Cairo Egypt on 4 March 2018

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.

May defended the invitation when she was grilled in parliament over why Prince Mohammed was being afforded the red carpet treatment during his three-day visit.

"We are all concerned about the humanitarian situation in Yemen", she said, highlighting the plight of women and children. During his three-day visit, the heir to the Saudi throne will meet other senior royals and dine with the Queen's son and grandson, Prince Charles and Prince William.

There were crowds of protesters and supporters of the royal visit on Downing Street, being separated by police.

Earlier, Corbyn had confronted May in the Commons over the visit of the Crown Prince, urging her to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia and work internationally to get a ceasefire in the conflict.

But May touted the relationship between Britain and Saudi Arabia, saying it's critical for anti-terrorism concerns.

"We are thrilled to be part of this historical milestone as we bring Ford Driving Skills for Life for Her to Saudi Arabia, to help young female drivers feel safe and confident behind the wheel for the first time, and we look forward to welcoming a new generation of women to the driver's seat". Since 1953 Saudi Arabia has been ruled by a series of ageing brothers and his father, King Salman, is 82, but Prince Mohammed has been plucked from the next generation.

"Since the devastating war in Yemen began, the United Kingdom government has licensed nearly £5 billion (A$8.88 billion) worth of arms to the Saudi military", he said.

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The war is being led by bin Salman, also Saudi Arabia's defense minister, with the help of the United States and the UK.

In the past, Turkey has also worked with Iran, which is Saudi Arabia's arch-enemy in the Middle East, to try to reduce fighting in northern Syria.

Iran responded by calling the Saudi crown prince "immature" and "weak-minded". The big deal will, however, not be announced - namely, the potential listing on the London Stock Exchange of the state oil company Saudi Aramco, which may or may not happen.

For those who have criticized Saudi Arabia as a country that moves at a snail's pace, the pace of change has literally taken everyone by surprise and make the same people now say slow down.

The Prime Minister is said to have touched on the conflict and humanitarian crisis when she met with Mohammed bin Salman - who raised eyebrows for a widespread advertising campaign to mark his visit.

The British government's special envoy to the Saudi 2030 initiative is Ken Costa, a former churchwarden of Holy Trinity, Brompton, in London, and a former chairman of Alpha International.

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

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