Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London on her way to parliament, Thursday March 23, 2017, following the attack in London Wednesday. ( Jack Taylor/Pool via AP)
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she would raise "hard issues" with Saudi Arabia's leaders as domestic critics urged her to pressure Riyadh over its war in Yemen and human rights record.May, who has launched a diplomatic drive to secure trade deals after launching divorce talks with the European Union, said she would stand up for both human rights and her country's national interests in her talks in the Middle Eastern kingdom.Saudi Arabia is a major customer for British defense companies, an ally in countering terrorism and a wealthy oil-producing nation that May's government hopes to win over after launching Brexit talks late last month.The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said May must put human rights and international law at the centre of her talks with Saudi Arabia's government.
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