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May says raised terrorism question at Saudi visit in April
June 6, 2017 / 12:59 PM / 5 months ago

May says raised terrorism question at Saudi visit in April

STOKE-ON-TRENT, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she had raised “the question of terrorism” when she visited Saudi Arabia in April.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech during an election campaign visit to Langton Rugby Club in Stoke-on-Trent, June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Stansall/Pool

Asked whether the subject of the financing of terrorism was brought up when she met Saudi Arabia’s leaders early in April, May said: “We talked to Saudi Arabia on a whole number of issues around the question of terrorism.”

“Saudi Arabia is a country itself which has experienced terrorist attacks and many lives have been lost as a result of that. We have an important link with Saudi Arabia because, actually, action taken by Saudi Arabia has saved lives here in this country.”

“We as a government have ensured that we have strengthened our ability to deal with terrorist finance through the changes we have put through in the criminal finances act.”

Reporting by William James; writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Kate Holton

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