PressTV-UK opposition parties urge change in Saudi stance

The five main opposition parties in Britain have called on the government to change its stance toward Saudi Arabia, saying the kingdom has already crossed many boundaries in committing crimes and violating human rights.

In a joint letter to British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, the five parties, namely, Labour, SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Greens, said it was time for a change of policy toward Saudi Arabia following the death of a prominent Saudi journalist in Turkey and in light of continued crimes committed by Riyadh in the war on Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has been subject to renewed pressure over its role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, an exiled journalist who was brutally killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

Governments around the world have been considering punitive measures against Riyadh since it admitted the assassination on Friday.

Many have called on Britain, a major ally of Saudis, to stop supplying the…

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