In Riyadh, UK PM Sunak asks crown prince to prevent ‘escalation’ in region

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) meets with Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in the capital Riyadh, October 19, 2023. (Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) meets with Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in the capital Riyadh, October 19, 2023. (Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP)

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meets Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler and encourages him to use his influence to stop the Israel-Hamas war from spreading.

Sunak’s office says the UK leader and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman agreed on the need to get humanitarian aid into Gaza and “underscored the need to avoid any further escalation in the region.”

The UK says Sunak “encouraged the Crown Prince to use Saudi’s leadership in the region to support stability, both now and in the long term.”

Earlier this morning, Sunak was in Israel, and met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog.

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