U.S. to keep aiding Saudis in Yemen despite furore - Pompeo

02 December, 2018, 12:04 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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Salman, who has recently been accused by the global community for the ordered killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the country's role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

The excerpts indicated that the Central Intelligence Agency had "medium-to-high" confidence that Prince Mohammed had personally targeted Khashoggi to the extent of "probably ordering his death", the Journal reported.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a vocal critic of Saudi leadership, was killed on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain marriage documents for his upcoming wedding.

The report also contains an apparent 2017 comment from MBS about efforts to "possibly lure him outside Saudi Arabia".

The Islamist-oriented Turkish leader, who has been vying for influence in the region with Saudi Arabia, said he did "not wish to cause any damage" to the royal family.

Here in Buenos Aires, where the G20 Summit is taking place and specifically in the hall allotted for the media that transmit the G20 Summit events live, the Crown Prince's image appeared on the screen and many cameramen hurried to take his pictures using their cameras while others took pictures using their mobiles.

Trump, who was seen passing by MBS and Putin without interacting with either, is not expected to meet with the crown prince.

Russia-Ukraine tensions soar after confrontation at sea
The injured officer and about 22 merchants were taken into custody by Russian forces, who also seized the three Ukrainian vessels. Russian officials said 24 Ukrainian servicemen had been detained and Peskov said a criminal investigation had been opened.

Erdogan said that only Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had raised Khashoggi's death at the gathering and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) gave an "unbelievable explanation" of Riyadh's role in the case.

It is thought the prince's other notable meeting in Argentina will be with Russia's President Putin.

Mr Macron responded: "I am worried.You never listen to me". Notably, the two leaders have avoided bilateral interaction with US President Donald Trump at the G20.

Launched in April 2016 by the crown prince, the Vision 2030 aims to diversify Saudi Arabia's economy beyond the energy sector.

"Noting the steps taken by the Saudi investigation since the Foreign Secretary had met with the crown prince and King Salman on 12 November, she encouraged the crown prince to ensure that Saudi Arabia co-operated fully with the Turkish authorities and worked to bring both investigations to an acceptable close".

USA intelligence agencies have reportedly concluded that the crown prince was responsible for ordering the murder. He also pushed the issue of imprisoned human rights workers and the "humanitarian catastrophe" from violence in Yemen. "We've been very clear, very clear about that since literally the very beginning".

Mattis spoke after he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed senators on the U.S. response to Khashoggi's killing.

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