Published: Thu, March 08, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Behind the Saudi Prince's freakish PR OFFENSIVE ahead of United Kingdom visit

Behind the Saudi Prince's freakish PR OFFENSIVE ahead of United Kingdom visit

"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", she said.

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud had to meet with the British monarch as the first point of his visit, accompanied by a demonstration of the relations created to help expand the long-standing defense links in a wider partnership.

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

Recent research, however, indicates that only a minority of the British population support continued arms sales to Saudi Arabia, with just 6 percent of respondents to a recent Populus poll being in favor.

Activists drive a truck in London on March 7, 2018, protesting against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the UK.

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

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Campaign Against the Arms Trade, which staged a protest last night demanding a ban on further sales, said that £4.6 billion of weapons deliveries were approved by the government in the first two years of the conflict in Yemen.

Bin Salman's first official engagement on Wednesday was a trip to Buckingham Palace to see Queen Elizabeth - a rare honour usually reserved for heads of state. He said Saudi Arabia was seeking to end the close relations between Iran on the one hand and Russian Federation and Syria on the other.

A spokesman for PM said claims British military advisers are directing the war is "simply not true".

Misk is a non-profit organization that aims to empower youth to become active participants in Saudi Arabia's developing knowledge economy, focusing on four key areas, including education, creative and digital media, technology, culture and arts.

Hundreds of protestors are set to gather outside Downing St tonight while Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to "raise the issues of human rights" with him.

The Labour leader said British military personnel were "directing" Saudi military operations responsible for large-scale civilian casualties.

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Then there is the expected Aramco IPO listing this year with major financial centres like London and NY vying for a slice of the global offering but it is not yet expected that a decision on where to list is made during this visit. Later this month Prince Mohammed visits the United States, which also wants the lucrative listing, although sources said both countries may miss out.

On Thursday, the crown prince will attend a business conference in London before travelling to the prime minister's country residence, Chequers, in Buckinghamshire outside London, before returning to the capital.

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O'Donnell said Wednesday it took almost two years of requests, including a meeting with the crown prince at the Saudi embassy in the United States, before he agreed to the interview.

The Saudi-led coalition is fighting the Iran-allied Houthi movement in Yemen in a campaign to restore its internationally recognised government, generating what the United Nations said in January is the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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