Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (L) shaking hands with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in central London, March 7, 2018. AFP/Saudi Royal Palace/Bandar al-Jaloud
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Prime Minister Theresa May defended Britain's links to security ally Saudi Arabia Wednesday as Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met Queen Elizabeth for lunch in a high-profile visit that drew protests against the war in Yemen.A fiery exchange in Parliament between May and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn underlined tension in Britain over Prince Mohammad's trip, which was aimed at building a broader economic partnership between the two countries, but has sparked anger about Riyadh's role in the war in Yemen.May later met Prince Mohammad at her Downing Street office, extending a warm diplomatic welcome to the conservative kingdom's heir apparent and agreeing a 65 billion pound ($90.29 billion) trade and investment target.Britain has licensed 4.6 billion pounds of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia since 2015 .
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