British Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly called on Saudi Arabia to ease a cruel blockade on its war-torn neighbor, Yemen, in order to “avert a humanitarian catastrophe” there.
May made the appeal as she met with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday night during a visit to Riyadh, her office said in a statement issued on Thursday.
“The prime minister made clear that the flow of commercial supplies… must be resumed if we are to avert a humanitarian catastrophe,” May’s office said.
“They agreed that steps needed to be taken as a matter of urgency to address this.”
The UK, along with the US, has been among the major supporters of the Riyadh-led coalition of countries, which has been involved in a bloody military campaign against Yemen since early 2015.
May has been under fire by opposition figures and leading human rights groups at home and abroad for refusing to suspend British arms sales to Saudi Arabia…