Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Theresa May to raise concerns over Yemen crisis with crown prince

Theresa May to raise concerns over Yemen crisis with crown prince

CBS "60 Minutes" Contributing Correspondent and "CBS This Morning" Co-Host Norah O'Donnell has interviewed Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, one of the most powerful leaders in the Middle East.

He is also due to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, who said she would raise concerns about human rights during talks at 10 Downing St.

The trip will include lunch with Queen Elizabeth, a dinner with heir to the throne Prince Charles and his son Prince William, and meetings with British intelligence chiefs.

Critics say Britain has been slow to condemn rights abuses by Saudi Arabia, a key regional ally and major purchaser of United Kingdom -made weapons.

The event, organized by Saudi Arabia's General Culture Authority (GCA) in cooperation with the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK) and Phillips, is being held under the the patronage of Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad, chairman of the board of directors of GCA and Ahmed Al-Maziad, CEO of the GCA.

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Saudi Arabia started bombing Yemen in March 2015.

During the often rowdy prime minster's questions session in the British Parliament today, Theresa May brought her A game, slapping down Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for "mansplaining" to her.

The crown prince has shaken up his deeply conservative country since he became heir apparent to King Salman a year ago. He has also has pushed through a number of dramatic social reforms, including allowing women to drive and lifting a ban on movie theaters.

He continued, "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?"

"Theresa May might believe the Crown Prince's ridiculous claims that he is a reformist and a force for liberalism, but people in the United Kingdom are not so easily convinced".

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