Britain needs to do more to fight international terrorism, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah says. Speaking on the eve of the first official visit to the UK by a Saudi ruler in 20 years, the monarch said his government passed along intelligence that could have averted the 7/7 bombings "but unfortunately no action was taken," the BBC reports.
"It may have been able to maybe avert the tragedy," the king said. A spokesman for PM Gordon Brown told the Guardian no such intelligence was received before the 2005 attacks. Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable is boycotting the 4-day visit, saying Britain needs a tougher stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record.