Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Saudi crown prince visits Algiers without meeting president

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Gerardo Duncan | 04 December, 2018, 00:22

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been unable to receive the Saudi crown prince during his visit as planned due to acute flu, the Algerian presidency said on November 3.

So far during Prince Mohammed's tour of Arab states there has been little or no sign of discontent with his leadership of Saudi Arabia, with the exception of Tunisia, one of the few Arab democracies, where there were demonstrations against him.

In a rare classified briefing on Wednesday, Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis tried to convince USA senators to allow the assistance to continue, but to no avail.

It said Prince Mohammed was "responsible for the death of a large number of children and civilians in Yemen" as well as that of 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".

The prince has already met with several leaders, including Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri.

"These are good personal relations", Peskov said commenting on the exuberant handshake before the summit's plenary session, which came under the spotlight.

The TV released a video of Prince Mohammed receiving Guterres, and the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) added later that the two leaders had reviewed aspects of the partnership between Saudi Arabia and the United Nations. "We do not have a smoking gun [showing] that the crown prince was involved".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing is a worldwide matter never seen as a "political issue".

The assessment reports that Qahtani, who supervised the 15-man team that killed Khashoggi, was also in direct communication with the team's leader in Istanbul.

OPEC's President UAE Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Sunday he was optimistic OPEC+ will reach an agreement over a reduction in production for 2019 when they meet. "God help us", he wrote. The CIA has told lawmakers that it has medium to high confidence that Prince Mohammad ordered the killing.

Last week, in a rebuke of Saudi Arabia and the administration's handling of the Khashoggi case, a majority of the Senate voted to advance a measure to end United States military support to Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen against Iranian-backed militants.

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