||<p>Our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia raised the operation in Awamiyah with the Government
of Saudi Arabia on 26 July, including measures to guard against civilian casualties.
The Saudi authorities underlined the seriousness it placed on fulfilling its responsibilities
to all its citizens, including the Shia. We continue to monitor the situation in Awamiyah
closely and we will continue to raise legitimate concerns at every appropriate opportunity.
The British Government strongly supports the right to freedom of religion or belief,
which is restricted in Saudi Arabia; and thus it remains a Foreign & Commonwealth
Office human rights priority country.</p>