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Trump appears to snub high-fiving Putin and Saudi prince at G20

01 December 2018

Theresa May was among world leaders lining up to shake hands with Mohammed bin Salman last night less than two months after the murder of a journalist by a Saudi Arabian hit team.

The U.S. president is facing pressure from lawmakers on both sides at home to take a tougher stance against the prince, rather than defend him as a reformer and a facilitator of lower oil prices for the U.S. economy.

Meanwhile, bin Salman talked with world leaders as accusations swirled about the gruesome killing of Khashoggi, who was tortured before he died.

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

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Turkey says the Crown Prince has requested a meeting with Mr Erdogan at the summit, but others are raising this issue with MBS directly too. "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".

President Donald Trump, along with his daughter Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin greeted the Saudi crown prince at the G-20 summit on Friday. He told reporters he "exchanged pleasantries" with the Saudi leader but nothing more, adding that a meeting "might" happen, per CNN's Jeff Zeleny.

However, Number 10's statement said the PM also "reiterated United Kingdom support for Saudi Arabia's security, including the very real threats posed by Iranian interference in Yemen". You never listen to me'.

Macron responded: 'I am anxious...

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In a video posted by the Saudi Gazette newspaper the two leaders can be seen speaking in hushed tones with their heads close together.

"They exchanged pleasantries at the leaders' session as he did with almost every leader in attendance", the White House official said on Friday.

One leader who nearly didn't make the photo was outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who ran in at the last minute to a round of applause from the others, waving his hand in apology.

Mr Trump cancelled his meeting with Mr Putin and G7 foreign ministers put out a strong statement expressing their "utmost concern".

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Trump appears to snub high-fiving Putin and Saudi prince at G20