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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

May Eyes the ‘Long Term’ With Saudis, Security and Trade First - Bloomberg

May Eyes the ‘Long Term’ With Saudis, Security and Trade First - Bloomberg:

"Prime Minister Theresa May extolled the importance of trade and security ties with Saudi Arabia, brushing aside calls in the U.K. to suspend arms sales to the kingdom. In a visit to Jordan and then the Saudi capital, May is seeking to bolster trade ties with influential players in the Middle East, most notably the House of Saud. Back home, lawmakers have urged her to stop selling weapons pending a probe into Saudi Arabia’s military strikes in Yemen. Britain’s relationships with both countries “are long term and historical,’’ May told reporters on Monday on the plane to Amman. “They’re important for us in terms of security, they’re important for us in terms of defense, and yes in terms of trade. But as I said when I came to the Gulf at the end of last year, Gulf security is our security; Gulf prosperity is our prosperity.”"



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