In this image released by the Saudi Press Agency, SPA, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, right, receives the Prime Minister of France Manuel Valls in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday Oct. 13, 2015. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)

UK Cancels Prison Contract Bid With Saudi Arabia, France Signs $11 Billion Saudi Arms Deal

The U.K. controversy comes as France on Tuesday announced a series of deals worth 10 billion euros ($11.4 billion) with Saudi Arabia, reinforcing growing ties between the two countries.