'I'm WORRIED' Macron confronts Saudi Arabia Crown Prince at tense G20 summit

'I'm WORRIED' Macron confronts Saudi Arabia Crown Prince at tense G20 summit

The crown prince was filmed in an apparently tense conversation, telling the French president not to worry.

The young Saudi prince's political future is still being haunted by the consequences of the gruesome murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul some two months ago.

Meanwhile Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prince Mohammed shared a smiley, enthusiastic greeting at the gathering.

Mr Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov reportedly greeted news of the cancellation by saying that while it was regrettable, it left the Russian president with a couple of extra hours to meet other leaders on the sidelines of the summit.

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) looks at Russia's President Vladimir Putin as they take their places for a group photo during the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 30, 2018.

French President Emmanuel Macron stepped up pressure on Salman over Khashoggi's killing by telling him worldwide experts need to be involved in the murder investigation.

Further in the clip, which lasts one-minute and was posted on Twitter, Mr Macron rebukes the Saudi leader for not appreciating his advice.

At the end Mr Macron can be heard saying: "I am a man of my word".




French officials added Mr Macron spoke to the Crown Prince about the ongoing war in Yemen where millions of people are facing starvation amid one of the worst famines the world has ever seen.

Macron told Prince Mohammed 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.

After repeated denials of any knowledge about Khashoggi's disappearance, Saudi Arabia finally admitted the 59-year-old had been murdered at the mission in a "rogue" operation.

"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", Mrs May's office said in a readout of her meeting with Prince Mohammed.

The two leaders also explored investing in solar energy through Softbank's Saudi-backed Vision Fund and opportunities to export Saudi non-oil products to India.

A White House official confirmed the two exchanged pleasantries during a leaders' session.

"We might [later], but we had none", President Trump told the press pool.

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