Saudi crown prince leaves Algeria after official visit

Saudi crown prince leaves Algeria after official visit

Saudi crown prince leaves Algeria after official visit

Bin Salman is under intense scrutiny after a team of 15 Saudis murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in his country's consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

Khashoggi is said to have used the WhatsApp thread to engage in stern criticism of Bin Salman.

Before arriving in Algeria, the Crown Prince made a stop over in Mauritania.

Corbyn said the exception was the "mandate for change" won by the new Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, whose inauguration he attended this weekend. The G20 summit is the Crown Prince's first major gathering of worldwide political leaders since the murder, and his attending the summit in itself was a calculated risk. Three agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed on the sidelines of the visit of the Crown Prince. "Pertinent institutions", Mr. Macri added, should discover the "truth".

The trip marked the highest-profile overseas junket for the crown prince since Khashoggi's murder.

On Friday, May's office said the prime minister stressed to Salman the importance of ensuring those responsible for the "appalling murder" of Khashoggi are held to account.


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.

"Here, business prevails over questions of that nature", he said in an interview. Saudi Arabia later announced that the journalist had been killed in a fight in the diplomatic mission.

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

Saudi Arabia has said the prince had no prior knowledge of the killing.

The global activist group Human Rights Watch, even as it pursues a criminal complaint against crown prince Mohammed, suggested that no democratically elected leader should be faulted for sitting down with the crown prince.

The lawsuit says the plaintiff plans to argue that the co-operation between the two activists was "a crucial factor" in the decision to have Khashoggi killed, and that there was a direct link between the surveillance carried out on Abdulaziz and the slaying of the USA -based columnist for the Washington Post.

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