Theresa May travels to Saudi Arabia powerless to rein in impulsive ally | Patrick Wintour

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Pressure to end arms sales over Yemen conflict may have grown stronger, but British PM will have little sway in Riyadh

Theresa May travels to Riyadh once again under intense pressure over the UK government’s Middle East policy, and specifically its support for Saudi Arabia’s brutal, and so far failing two-year war in Yemen designed to reinstate the UN-recognised government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and oust Iranian-backed Houthi rebels from the capital.

Related: May to demand Saudi Arabia ends blockade on Yemen's ports

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