G20 summit: PM Modi meets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have made a decision to set up a mechanism at the leadership level to scale up the oil-rich kingdom's investments in energy, infrastructure and defence sectors in India as they met on the sidelines of the G-20 summit here. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation calling for an end to USA involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

President Donald Trump met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, March 20, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

After weeks of saying he had left the consulate alive, the Saudi administration later admitted he was killed there, blaming his death on a group of rogue Saudi operatives.

However, Pompeo and Mattis did not seem to convince senators, including some of Trump's fellow Republicans, who said they believed a lack of action would send a more risky message to the world.

Several senators said they were angry about the absence of CIA Director Gina Haspel from the pre-vote briefing.

The Senate move on Wednesday came in the wake of Trump's dismissal of an intelligence community assessment that concluded Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman most likely ordered Khashoggi's murder.

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Graham, a Republican from SC, called the meeting "inadequate", and threatened to withhold his vote from all pending legislation - including a new government funding bill - until the Senate receives a Central Intelligence Agency briefing on the matter. "That's all I can say in an unclassified setting". Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) have proposed, and it does not end all USA millitary operations in Yemen.

It is important for all governments to show the crown prince that his presence is not appreciated at the G-20 summit this week, said Bessma Momani, a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a professor at the University of Waterloo specializing in Middle Eastern foreign policy. "I get Yemen. I understand the strategic relationship between us and Saudi Arabia, but I'm not going to blow past this".

Killed: Dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, murdered at the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

She said however that the 17 Saudis targeted by Canada are clearly responsible for Mr. Khashoggi's death.

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