Published: Sat, December 01, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

United Kingdom prime minister discusses Kashoggi killing with Saudi Crown Prince

United Kingdom prime minister discusses Kashoggi killing with Saudi Crown Prince

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, disappeared inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

In the video, the French President can clearly be heard saying "I am worried" after the Crown Prince tells him not to be concerned.

The young Saudi prince's political future is still being haunted by the consequences of the gruesome murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul some two months ago.

Putin and the Crown Prince are slated to meet during the annual gathering to talk about Khashoggi's murder and oil production.

In an interview with CBS This Morning co-host John Dickerson, Sen. Bob Corker said he thinks Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder, whether there is ultimately a smoking gun or not.

Prince Mohammed's presence at the global summit has been contentious following the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.

French President Emmanuel Macron told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Friday that Europe would insist on worldwide experts being part of the investigation into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Mattis said the meeting included exhaustive discussions and that lawmakers expressed frustration with USA support to Saudi Arabia.

Further in the clip, which lasts one-minute and was posted on Twitter, Mr Macron rebukes the Saudi leader for not appreciating his advice.

Macron's office said the meeting with MbS [was] justified because European nations wanted to send a united message about the need for probity in the investigation and were not going to sidestep an opportunity to reinforce that message during the G20.

Despite President Donald Trump's wavering, the Central Intelligence Agency has reportedly directly implicated MBS in Khashoggi's killing.

The US Senate nonetheless moved this week to end support for the Saudi-led war against rebels in Yemen amid outrage over attacks on civilian sites including a school bus and hospitals.

USA intelligence, which has reportedly analysed an audio recording from inside the Saudi Arabian consulate, has concluded that MBS was behind the murder of Mr Khashoggi, an allegation which Saudi Arabia still denies.

During the course of the day, President Trump "exchanged pleasantries" with Salman, telling reporters that while they didn't talk about hot-button issues concerning the USA and Saudi Arabia, it was possible the pair would do so as the summit rolled on.

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

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