Saudi Crown Prince meets United Nations chief, other leaders, on G20 sidelines

Saudi Crown Prince meets United Nations chief, other leaders, on G20 sidelines

Saudi Crown Prince meets United Nations chief, other leaders, on G20 sidelines

At last week's G20 Summit in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires, the crown prince, who headed the Saudi delegation, was greeted by world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The CIA has a "medium to high" level of confidence that Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a new leak.

In a statement released in late-November, Trump said he plans on maintaining a good relationship with Saudi Arabia and it's crown prince. "Unless the perpetrators are found out, the whole world and the Islamic community shall not be satisfied".

Many US senators have said they believed otherwise.

Khashoggi, a trenchant critic of the crown prince who relocated to Virginia and wrote op-eds for the Washington Post, was killed by Saudi operatives inside the kingdom's Istanbul consulate on October 2, triggering global condemnation. The revelation comes a few days after the newspaper reported that the Central Intelligence Agency had concluded Prince Mohammed had likely personally ordered the killing.

The Saudi prince is unlikely to face protests over the murder like he did in Tunisia, as demonstrations are banned in Algiers.

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The controversy surrounding the crown prince was evident on Friday, when he was sidelined for the official "family photo" of world leaders at the summit, and then exited the stage without shaking hands or speaking with other leaders.

Citing portions of the CIA's written assessment, the Wall Street Journal first reported on Saturday that Mohammed had sent at least 11 messages to Qahtani before and after the killing.

The Turkish president said Turkey had evidence that Khashoggi had been killed over the course of seven and a half minutes and had shared the evidence with those countries who had asked for it.

Abderrazak Makri, head of the Islamist Movement of Society for Peace, told reporters the Crown Prince's visit "does not serve Algeria's image nor its reputation". Saudi Arabia's acknowledgement that the journalist had been killed in a fight inside the consulate came after two weeks of denials and growing pressure from Western allies to provide explanations.

Algeria is one of the few Arab countries that has good relations with Saudi Arabia and its arch-rival Iran, both fellow OPEC members.

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