Saudi Crown Prince receives 'firm message' on Khashoggi probe at G20 summit

Saudi Crown Prince receives 'firm message' on Khashoggi probe at G20 summit

Saudi Crown Prince receives 'firm message' on Khashoggi probe at G20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greeted each other like old friends at the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday as other world leaders have distanced themselves from the Saudi leader following the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman expressed the kingdom's willingness to provide for all of India's oil and petroleum product needs during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Buenos Aires, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.

Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2nd October.

France also imposed sanctions, including travel bans, on 18 Saudi citizens linked to the murder.

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.

In the audio, it is possible to make out the prince saying "don't worry", to which Macron responds "I am worried".

Trump is one of the only USA officials who has refused to criticize the Saudi crown prince and the Russian president for violating human rights and attacking their neighbors.

Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya posted video on Twitter showing a cordial handshake between bin Salman and Chinese President Xi Jinping as the two held a bilateral meeting.

"No, I listen, of course", replied Prince Mohammed, dressed in flowing white robes and smiling broadly after apparently becoming aware of a television camera.

"You never listen to me", Macron says. Mr. Trump canceled his previously scheduled meeting with Putin on Thursday after he was briefed on the incident.

"They exchanged pleasantries at the leaders' session as he did with almost every leader in attendance", the White House official said on Friday.

French officials added Mr Macron spoke to the Crown Prince about the ongoing war in Yemen where millions of people are facing starvation amid one of the worst famines the world has ever seen.

The German Chancellor's summit schedule was disrupted after a technical fault meant she had to change planes en route, delaying her arrival. Both the leaders are in Buenos Aires to attend the Group of 20 (G-20) summit which kicks off today (Friday).

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