British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called on Saudi Arabia to end its devastating war against Yemen while pressing for the kingdom’s cooperation with an investigation into the brutal killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Hunt held talks with Saudi King Salman in the capital Riyadh on Monday, discussing the “latest developments in the region” in a meeting also attended by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Britain’s ambassadors to Saudi Arabia and Yemen.
Hunt is also due to meet later with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a main proponent of the Saudi-led military aggression against Yemen.
The visit comes as the kingdom is already under fire over kicking off bloodshed in the impoverished country more than three years ago with a declared bid to remove the Houthi Ansarullah Movement from power and reinstate former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
“The human cost of war in Yemen is incalculable: with millions…