The prime minister said she will challenge the Saudi crown prince on rampant human rights abuses during Middle East trip

Theresa May has arrived in the Middle East for a three-day trip which will see her visit Saudi Arabia to demand the country immediately end its blockade of Yemen, which humanitarian groups say is causing a huge and preventable crisis of famine and disease.

The prime minister touched down on Tuesday evening in Amman, the Jordanian capital. On Wednesday she is due to go to Riyadh, where she will challenge Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the deteriorating situation in Yemen, as well as the country’s halting social reforms and its dispute with Qatar.

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