UK PM heads to Saudi, UAE for talks on oil, Russia

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have a crucial role to play in taming global oil markets after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday as he jetted to the Gulf for talks.Johnson is due to meet crown princes Mohammed bin Zayed and Mohammed bin Salman in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh on Wednesday, as part of his drive to help wean the West off a dependency on Russian oil.The visit to Saudi Arabia in particular is controversial, after outrage from human rights groups at the mass execution last Saturday of 81 people.