G20 Summit: May 'encourages' Saudi Arabia to co-operate in murder investigation

G20 Summit: May 'encourages' Saudi Arabia to co-operate in murder investigation

"The prime minister stressed the importance of ensuring that those responsible for the appalling murder of Jamal Khashoggi are held to account, and that Saudi Arabia takes action to build confidence that such a deplorable incident could not happen again", said May's office in a statement.

Despite President Donald Trump's wavering, the Central Intelligence Agency has reportedly directly implicated MBS in Khashoggi's killing. No final statement was reached at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Papua New Guinea this month, as China and the US clashed, again over trade.

He said China wanted to make a deal but he wasn't sure that he did. "When we degrade ourselves by not focusing on the moral values, what it does is send a signal to the world that there's only one thing we care about and that is money".

This year the U.S. imposed $250 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports and Mr Trump has threatened there may be more on the way in the New Year.

Mr. Trump for his part has so far kept his distance from both Putin and the crown prince at the G-20.

Theresa May was among world leaders lining up to shake hands with Mohammed bin Salman last night less than two months after the murder of a journalist by a Saudi Arabian hit team.

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The Elysee Palace also said Macron stressed the need to find a political solution to the war in Yemen in his conversation with bin Salman, whose country's brutal military campaign has left thousands of Yemenis dead over the past four years and pushed the impoverished nation to the brink of starvation.

In the video, the French President can clearly be heard saying "I am worried" after the Crown Prince tells him not to be concerned.

Macron continued the conversation, saying he is "a man of my word".

In a five-minute exchange on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina, Macron conveyed "very firm" messages to the prince over the killing and the need to find a political solution for the situation in Yemen, an Elysee official also said.

Putin faces worldwide criticism for allegedly ordering the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and seizing Ukrainian ships and their crews near Crimea.

The embrace came amid reports that Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia have reached a pact to cut oil production when the OPEC cartel meets on December 6 in Vienna, to help shore up collapsing crude prices. Mr. Trump told reporters Friday the reason he wasn't meeting with the crown prince in Argentina was that his staff never set it up.

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After initially denying the murder, Saudi Arabia has acknowledged Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate but blamed his death on a "rogue" operation.

However, Russia has suggested United States domestic politics may have been the real reason behind the cancellation.

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders insists the reason for the cancellation was the situation with Ukraine, but said the probe into possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation was damaging ties between the two countries.

Ms Merkel said she would address the Russia/Ukraine stand-off during their discussions, a crisis she has blamed "entirely" on Russia.

He also met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto.

However, this was a ceremonial signing.

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