Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Pal Around At G20 Summit

Vladimir Putin And Saudi Crown Prince Pal Around At G20 Summit

Despite President Donald Trump's wavering, the Central Intelligence Agency has reportedly directly implicated MBS in Khashoggi's killing.

Trump cancelled his G20 meeting with Putin on Twitter Thursday, amid new revelations from Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen about the president's involvement in Russian business dealings during his campaign.

French President Emmanuel Macron was also filmed speaking to the prince on the sidelines of the summit.

The summit is the Saudi prince's first significant appearance overseas since the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's Istanbul Consulate.

"They exchanged pleasantries at the leaders' session as he did with almost every leader in attendance", the White House official said on Friday. In Putin's case, other world leaders have expressed concern over Russia's recent seizure of Ukrainian ships and their crews near Crimea.

Putin and Prince Mohammed are set to have a formal sit-down at the summit.

"But Argentine judicial authorities have turned back that effort as they take steps toward investigating the crown prince's connection with alleged war crimes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen and torture by Saudi officials".

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The two men greeted each other as if they were old friends, beaming and embracing.

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Twice this year the entire communique process has collapsed.

Trump chatted with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the leaders of Japan and France during the group photo session at the G-20 summit. 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.

At one point, President Trump can be seen walking behind the two leaders, paying them no attention.

Separately, the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel was delayed after her official jet was hit by technical issues, forcing it to return to the country shortly after take-off. She is en route now, and should make it in time for the summit opening night dinner.

It was unclear whether she could reschedule planned talks with Trump and China's Xi Jinping.

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