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Hearty handshake between Putin and Saudi crown prince goes viral

Hearty handshake between Putin and Saudi crown prince goes viral

Killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul has been a test for many countries, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at a press conference at the G20 summit Saturday.

Operatives with ties to the Crown Prince have been arrested over the killing, which took place in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month.

Kirill Dmitriev, the chief of Russia's sovereign wealth fund, told reporters that Putin would meet the prince Saturday and discuss boosting Saudi Arabia's $2 billion investment in Russian Federation.

The prime minister told Sky News she would be "robust" with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a face-to-face meeting on the fringes of a G20 summit in Argentina.

Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, the two countries which are heavyweights in oil production, are known to have close ties.

Trudeau said he told the 33-year-old crown prince that Canada would always look to "improve opportunities and protections and rights for people around the world, including in Saudi Arabia". But with the agency not publicly stating so, Trump has attempted to deflect blame away from the crown prince. Riyadh is now seeking the death penalty for five members of the hit squad in a move that appeared to be aimed at appeasing worldwide outrage over the killing and distancing the killers and their operation from the crown prince.

Mrs May was also pressing the Crown Prince to ensure his country's engagement in talks in Stockholm next week to find a political solution to the bloodshed in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition is fighting Houthi rebels.

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Earlier on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Prince Mohammed sent 11 messages to his closest adviser, who reportedly oversaw the operatives who killed Khashoggi.

An official in Macron's office said the exchange captured on video and transcripts circulating on social media "show well the president's firm stance".

MBS is expected to meet with just a few leaders at the summit in Buenos Aires, including Putin.

Khashoggi disappeared after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey.

French President Emmanuel Macron told the prince in a separate meeting that Europeans will insist on global experts being part of the investigation into Khashoggi's killing.

In a presidential statement released November 20, Trump defended the Saudi decision to continue the war in Yemen despite the alarming humanitarian disaster there and claimed that the relationship with Riyadh is necessary because they buy arms from Washington.