Pompeo Doubles Down On US Support For Saudi Arabia

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Earlier in the summit, the Saidi Crown Prince and Russian President Vladimir Putin were seen greeting each other with a high five and have come under criticism as both leaders have been accused of political assassinations.

"The Crown Prince is believed to have ordered the murder of Jamal Khashoggi".

Mr Corbyn told the Commons: "The Prime Minister told the media she would sit down and be robust with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the chief architect of the brutal war in Yemen which has killed 56,000 people and brought 14 million to the brink of starvation".

All eyes have been on the Saudi crown prince during the trip, which marks his first major overseas appearance since the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October.

A French presidential spokesperson said Macron told bin Salman at the summit that Europeans will insist on global experts being part of the investigations into the Saudi journalist's murder.

After being told not to worry, the French president said: "I do, I am anxious".

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Other leaders, including Argentine President and summit host Mauricio Macri, made even less effort to hide their priorities when it comes to the Saudis.

USA intelligence assessments and experts have said the crown prince, who controls all levers of power in Saudi Arabia, likely ordered or at least knew about the killing. "This shows that the crown prince was witting of premeditated murder". "Argentina took a firm stance to welcome [crown prince Mohammed] with full honors".

They said the "whole world is certain that he ordered a awful crime against the journalist Jamal Khashoggi".

At the end of the exchange, Macron is heard saying: "I'm a man of my word".

Urging Saudi authorities to cooperate with their Turkish counterparts, Mr. Conte underlined guarantees he said he had received that the investigation would help solve - rather than cover up - the case.

A bevy of top Saudi ministers and businessmen were holding talks on Monday. "While economics are important, our belief in universal human rights and democratic principles must never be subservient to them", he said.

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