Khashoggi Murder:Canada sanctions 17 Saudi nationals

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"We expect that in the next 2 to 3 years there will be significant scaling up of Saudi investments in India", said Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, providing a readout of the meeting.

It will be vital, said Alex Neve, the secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, to seek alliances with other countries gathered in Buenos Aires and form a united front to make it more hard for the crown prince to ignore or dismiss concerns.

The G-20 summit is the first worldwide forum attended by the Saudi Prince's since the crisis over the grisly murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. "This is not an ally that deserves our support or military intervention on its behalf, especially when our own security is not itself on the line". "They've killed more civilians this year than any year prior in the Yemen war", Sen. "I'm not going to blow past this", he said.

The Saudi Public Prosecutor on Thursday added that the country had detained a total of 21 people over the killing.

After a closed-door briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis, several senators said they were unsatisfied and likely to back the resolution to halt USA support for the war.

Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday that he had read all the U.S. intelligence reports about the incident and that there was no information that proves the crown prince was involved.

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Mr Tusk said in Buenos Aires Friday morning: "Many leaders will certainly have questions about Brexit , therefore let me say this".

But the director of the CIA Gina Haspel, the only Trump cabinet member who listened to the alleged audio of the killing in Istanbul, did not take part in the briefing.

Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said after the briefing it was apparent to everyone in the room that the crown prince was responsible for Khashoggi's death.

The crown prince told Tunisian state television that Saudi Arabia has long had good relations with Tunisia: "I can not come to North Africa without visiting Tunisia... I do not have a smoking gun, but what I do know is that he was in charge of this agency that carried out the killing".

The UN chief's comments come amid growing criticism of Saudi Arabia over its role in the war in Yemen and a pending US Senate vote on ending Washington's support for the Saudi-led coalition.

The Senate was to take a procedural vote later Wednesday on whether to consider a resolution that would end USA assistance for the conflict that human rights advocates say is wreaking havoc on the country and subjecting civilians to indiscriminate bombing.

"We do not believe that either of those things has yet happened", Freeland said, but she did not indicate whether Canada would have any direct meetings with Saudi Arabia at the G20. Global trade will figure prominently, especially because of concerns about USA tariffs, as well as tensions between the United States and China. The U.S. has provided limited support, including intelligence sharing, logistics and, until recently, aerial refueling, according to the White House.