Street by Saudi US embassy could be renamed 'Jamal Khashoggi Way'

Larry Hoffman
December 1, 2018

The crown prince was in Argentina for the G20 Summit with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders.

Trump also is not meeting privately in Buenos Aires with the crown prince, who is trying to rebuild his image after the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

In the audio of the conversation, it's possible to make out the prince saying "Don't worry", to which Macron responds: "I am worried".

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor has said MbS knew nothing of the operation to kill Khashoggi. Mr. Trump told reporters Friday the reason he wasn't meeting with the crown prince in Argentina was that his staff never set it up.

"We have been engaging with the Saudi government in recent weeks in the wake of the murder of Mr Khashoggi and we have been doing so in order to deliver a message that we want full accountability and full transparency", the senior British official said, when asked if May would shake the crown prince's hand.

The import of crude oil by India forms a major component of bilateral trade with Saudi Arabia being India's one of the largest suppliers of crude oil, accounting for nearly one-fifth of its needs.

The prime minister's aides refused to say whether she would ask the crown prince if he was directly involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

'The Prime Minister stressed the importance of ensuring that those responsible for the appalling murder of Jamal Khashoggi are held to account, and that Saudi Arabia takes action to build confidence that such a deplorable incident could not happen again, ' May's office said in a readout of a meeting with Prince Mohammed.

In a seemingly awkward and tense exchange, Macron pressed bin Salman on the Khashoggi investigation and the Saudi-backed war in Yemen.

G20 powers opened two days of summit talks, after a stormy buildup dominated by tensions with Russian Federation and US President Donald Trump's combative stance on trade and climate fears.

Mr Trump's key agenda item though, will be Saturday's dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping - a head to head that world markets will also be watching closely.

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