Pompeo Reiterates US Support For Saudi Arabia

Saudi Press Agency Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman right shakes hands with Salah Khashoggi a son of Jamal Khashoggi in Riyadh Saudi Arabia on Oct. 23 2018

But because of the dissident's ties to Khashoggi and his high-profile killing October 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, it is likely to shine a greater spotlight on the Israeli company and the Israeli government, which licenses the export of the surveillance technology. Saudi Arabia's acknowledgement that the journalist had been killed in a fight inside the consulate came after two weeks of denials and growing pressure from Western allies to provide explanations.

Western nations are calling for an end to the Saudi-led military campaign in neighboring Yemen, which was launched by Prince Mohammed, as a humanitarian crisis there worsens.

On Saturday, Trudeau also sat down separately with French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

A French presidential spokesperson said Macron told bin Salman at the summit that Europeans will insist on worldwide experts being part of the investigations into the Saudi journalist's murder.

Meanwhile Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told CNN that he saw all the intelligence held by the USA on the killing and said there was no direct evidence linking Prince Mohammed to the murder.

Syria state TV says air defenses repelled missile attack
Speaking after the talks, Russia's Syria negotiator Aleksandr Lavrentyev said the committee was of utmost importance. Syria's state news agency SANA said the Syrian military repelled the attack "despite its intensity".

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland leaves after speaking to media on the roof of the Panamericano Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018., to attend the G20 Summit. From left in the front row are Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Brazil President Michel Temer.

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 CIA has a "medium to high" level of confidence that Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a new leak. Recently, the Donald Trump administration slapped sanctions on 17 Saudi nationals allegedly involved in Khashoggi's killing.

It is not yet known whether MBS will also meet with ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is rarely seen in public.

Algerian-Saudi investments and trade relations, especially in the oil and petrochemical sectors, will be discussed during the two-day visit, the Algeria Press Agency earlier announced. The announcement was made in the presence of the Crown Prince and the Mauritanian president.

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