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We need to be gutsy! Farage calls for Britain to cut Saudi ties after mass executions

 

 

NIGEL FARAGE has called for Britain to ‘rethink’ its relationship with Saudi Arabia as the Government today came under further pressure over its links to the hardline Middle East kingdom.

The UK’s close ties with Saudi’s rulers, which include lucrative arms sales and secretive security deals, have come under new scrutiny following the country’s execution of 47 people at the weekend.It included the beheading of prominent anti-government protestor and Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.The action by Saudi’s royal family has sparked worldwide condemnation and has escalated tensions with Shia-ruled Iran.A Tory minister said the Government had expressed its “disappointment” with Saudi but Mr Farage suggested a complete overhaul of Britain’s relationship with Riyadh was needed.

The Ukip leader claimed the UK needed to be “a little bit more brave” and a “little bit more gutsy” with Saudi’s ruling royals.Highlighting Saudi’s promotion of fanatical ‘Wahabism’, which is claimed to have inspired Islamist terror groups, Mr Farage told LBC Radio: “For us today to continue to believe that our great mates in the Middle East are Saudi Arabia when we know it’s Saudi money that’s been actually paying for and encouraging a really quite extreme view, minority view, of Islam and
funding that through our mosques..

 

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