Internet goes wild over Putin-Mohammed bin Salman handshake

Internet goes wild over Putin-Mohammed bin Salman handshake

Internet goes wild over Putin-Mohammed bin Salman handshake

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who met with senators on Wednesday to try to prevent a resolution to withdraw US backing for the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, has said that he had read all intelligence regarding Khashoggi's murder.

Macri has said accusations that Prince Mohammed was involved in Khashoggi's death could be discussed by world leaders during the two-day summit.

The crown prince patted Putin's hand three times for good measure as they took their seats next to each other.

Saudi Arabia, the biggest global oil exporter, has been surpassed by Russia as top crude supplier to China in the past two years as private "teapot" refiners and a new pipeline drove up demand for Russian oil.

Later in the one-minute clip, Macron says, "You never listen to me".

Macron told the prince that Europeans wanted worldwide investigators to take part in the probe on Khashoggi's death and stressed "the necessity of a political solution in Yemen", the Elysee Palace said. A White House official said on Friday that the administration was not commenting on intelligence matters. Other world leaders, such as South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump, can be seen walking past in the background of the footage.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to hold one-on-one meetings with Trump and Putin on Saturday after technical problems with the government plane caused her delayed arrival.

It is also alleged that Prince Mohammed had spoken in August 2017 of "making arrangements" to lure him to a foreign country if he could not be returned to Saudi Arabia.

Representatives from Elysee Palace, the official residence of the president of France, told Reuters that during the exchange, Macron conveyed "very firm" messages to the prince over the killing of the journalist as well as the need to find a solution to the political situation in Yemen.

At least five of the 37 U.S. republican senators who voted against a recent resolution to end USA military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen have received election contributions from lobbying groups working for Saudi Arabia, according to a study.

China "will continue to stick together with the Arab country on issues involving their core interests", Xinhua quoted Xi as telling the prince.

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