(IP)- The British Prime Minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday at the head of a high-ranking delegation.

Iran PressMiddle East: Media sources reported the arrival of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Riyadh to consult with Saudi officials on oil-related issues. 

The British Prime Minister's visit to Riyadh is part of the West's efforts to find an alternative to oil imports from Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. 

The British prime minister is making the controversial trip just days after the unprecedented execution of 81 people in Saudi Arabia, urging Riyadh to increase oil production amid the Ukraine crisis's escalation and reaffirming that Western interests take precedence over human rights.

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"Britain's apparent contradiction in prioritizing its interests over human rights," the Rai Al-Youm newspaper wrote yesterday in a note on the trip and the opportunities facing Bensalman, who has been isolated for some time due to Khashoggi's murder. 

"The Saudi regime has carried out the largest mass execution so far," said Jeremy Corbyn, a former British representative, and Labor leader. Boris Johnson plans a trip to Saudi Arabia to sign an oil deal. "The prime minister must cancel his trip and end the British arms deal with a government that has claimed many lives at home and in Yemen." 


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