British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with soldiers at the Combined Joint Operations Centre (CJOC) in Baghdad, Iraq November 29, 2017 REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool
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British Prime Minister Theresa May traveled to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night to meet the kingdom's assertive crown prince, capping a day that saw her make a surprise visit to Iraq.May's trip to Saudi Arabia was for talks with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the kingdom-led war in Yemen. In Saudi Arabia, May's visit is expected to include her asking Crown Prince Mohammed to allow humanitarian aid through Yemen's port of Hodeida, which is held by the Shiite rebels being targeted in the Saudi-led war.May has faced increasingly calls to stop British arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid the conflict, which has seen kingdom-led airstrikes kill hundreds of civilians. Britain has licensed over $6.1 billion worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since the war began.
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