Theresa May has vowed to be “robust” as she meets Saudi Arabia’s leader to press him over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The prime minister will hold a face-to-face meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the fringes of the G20 summit in Argentina tonight.
The prince is accused of ordering the killing of Mr Khashoggi, who died in the Saudi consulate office in Turkey.
Riyadh insists he knew nothing about plans for the killing.
Speaking on day one of the meeting of world leaders, Mrs May said it was the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia that “enabled” her to press its leader.
She promised to push for a transparent, credible investigation that would ensure “confidence in the outcome of it”.
Mrs May added the inquiry would have to make sure “those responsible are held to account”.
And she vowed to raise the Saudi’s role in the war in Yemen, saying she was “very concerned” that the country’s humanitarian crisis is “getting worse”.
The Save the Children charity says that ending the war “must be a top priority”, and that 85,000 children may have already died from starvation.
Mrs May also hit back at Donald Trump, after the US president said her Brexit divorce deal was “great” for the EU but may hinder trade with his country.
She insisted that a global Britain “can do a trade deal with the United States”, adding: “Nobody has put up an alternative to my plan I have negotiated.”
Mrs May is not scheduled for a meeting with Mr Trump, but will hold formal talks with Mauricio Macri, the president of Argentina.
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