Internet goes wild over Putin-Mohammed bin Salman handshake

Dec 02, 2018, 02:32
Internet goes wild over Putin-Mohammed bin Salman handshake

"What I said to the crown prince yesterday was the importance of a full, credible, transparent investigation that identifies those who were involved and the importance of ensuring that those who were involved are held to account".

Facing the prospect of a no-statement summit, European delegations tried to create a common front and may come out with their own separate declaration if they can not get the U.S. or others on board.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that Saudi Arabia extradite the suspects in writer Jamal Khashoggi's murder.

All eyes were on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Group of 20 summit on Friday as he made his first major overseas appearance since the killing of a dissident journalist in his country's consulate in Istanbul.

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Asked about whether talking to the crown prince would have any impact, Mr Trudeau said he needed to put Canada's view to the Saudi leader.

The incident has caused countries to re-examine their relationship with Saudi Arabia, and US lawmakers are reconsidering whether Washington should support the Saudi war against Yemen.

US President Donald Trump's office confirmed that he "exchanged pleasantries" with the crown prince, but the US president did not appear to acknowledge Salman or Putin in front of the cameras.

Watchers were left without this crucial morsel of body language right after Trump announced he would not meet Putin officially, as he had planned to, citing the recent Russia-Ukraine navy scuffle off the Crimean shores.

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Kremlin documents showed the pair were due to hold bilateral talks on Saturday. President Trump and this administration sanctioned 17 people that we came to learn were connected to the murder - heinous murder - of Jamal Khashoggi.

Members of Argentina's National Gendarmerie march outside a secured area in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A Chinese man waits for the arrival of President Xi Jinping. However, the assessment stated that there is no direct reporting of the crown prince actually issuing a kill order, Wall Street Journal said.

"I have read every piece of intelligence that is in the possession of United States government", Pompeo said in an interview with broadcaster CNN in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

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