Saudi Crown Prince meets United Nations chief, other leaders, on G20 sidelines

Saudi Crown Prince meets United Nations chief, other leaders, on G20 sidelines

Saudi Crown Prince meets United Nations chief, other leaders, on G20 sidelines

Macron told the prince that Europeans wanted worldwide investigators to take part in the probe on Khashoggi's death and stressed "the necessity of a political solution in Yemen", the Elysee Palace said. President Trump "exchanged pleasantries" with the crown prince, according to a senior White House official, but there was no formal meeting scheduled between the two leaders.

In more than 400 messages sent to an exiled Saudi activist in Canada, revealed by CNN, Khashoggi paints the Prince as someone who relentlessly preys on his critics, saying, "The more victims he eats, the more he wants".

The Journal also reported on Friday that in August 2017 MBS had told associates if his efforts to persuade Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia were unsuccessful "we could possibly lure him outside Saudi Arabia and make arrangements".

The United States will continue backing the Saudi-led war on Yemen, says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, despite a humanitarian crisis in the impoverished country and outrage over the kingdom in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

After Mauritania, he is due to visit Algeria.

The United States, however, has maintained a distance with their counterparts from Riyadh.

The crown prince is on his first trip overseas since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Kirill Dmitriev, the chief of Russia's sovereign wealth fund, told reporters that Putin would meet the prince on Saturday and discuss boosting Saudi Arabia's $2 billion investment in Russian Federation.

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The reason is not only because major leaders such as the heads of Russia, Britain, France, Italy, China, India, South Africa, Argentina, South Korea, Indonesia and Mexico, did not miss the opportunity to meet with the Saudi leader; and not because it also showed that the Kingdom is greater than any attempts to exclude it as an influential country at the global level; but simply because the overwhelming presence of Prince Mohammed at the G20 proved that the crisis facing the Kingdom was only a prolonged media crisis, not a political one as it was meant to be.

After receiving word from Saudi Arabia that authorities had seen messages between the pair, Abdulaziz informed Khashoggi who simply wrote back: 'God help us'.

Mr. Khashoggi's killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul strained Saudi Arabia's ties with the West and seemingly tarnished the image overseas of its de facto leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 33 anni.

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The Saudi leader is reported to have told associates in August a year ago that if efforts failed to persuade Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia, he would be lured somewhere else.

3 that it has been granted exclusive access to the correspondence between Khashoggi and Montreal-based activist Omar Abdulaziz, before the journalist was killed in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

The content of the messages between the crown price and Qahtani are unknown, according to the Central Intelligence Agency assessment, which was previously unreported until the Journal's article was published on Saturday morning.

The Gulf kingdom's public prosecutor has said Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate as a result of a "rogue operation" on the orders of an intelligence officer.

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