Saudi Crown Prince meets Algerian Prime Minister

Leroy Wright
December 4, 2018

Mr Corbyn told the Commons: "The Prime Minister told the media she would sit down and be robust with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the chief architect of the brutal war in Yemen which has killed 56,000 people and brought 14 million to the brink of starvation". Before participating in the G20 summit in Argentina, the heir to the throne of the world's top oil exporter had visited the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt and Tunisia, Reuters said.

The five projects, due to be launched in 2019, were agreed upon at the 12th Algerian-Saudi Business Forum held in the capital Algiers earlier in the day.

US intelligence agencies have evidence that Crown Prince Mohammed and al-Qahtani had 11 exchanges that roughly coincided with the hit team's advance into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was murdered. Based on these and similar records, the agency concluded with "medium-to-high confidence" that Prince Mohammed "personally targeted" Khashoggi and "probably ordered his death".

The adviser, Saud al-Qahtani, topped the list of Saudis who were targeted by US sanctions last month over their suspected involvement in Khashoggi's killing.

Trump, in an exclamation point-heavy statement before the summit, said it did not matter whether MbS knew about Khashoggi's death and that Saudi Arabia was important for business and for its hostility to Iran.

The powerful prince and his large delegation were seen being greeted on a red carpet at Algiers airport by Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and members of his government, AFP reported.

The fall in oil prices was a record for 10 years
Brent for February settlement rose as much as 5.3 percent to $62.60 a barrel on London's ICE Futures Europe exchange. They also recommended a cut of around 1.3 million barrels a day from October levels.

They also addressed regional developments.

On Sunday he landed in Algeria.

Sanchez previously said the killing of Khashoggi was "terrible".

During his meeting with Algerian and Saudi media, writers and intellectuals, Saudi Information Minister Awad bin Saleh al-Awad urged the strengthening of relations between the two countries with more cooperation, mutual visits and programs.

Canada has been outspoken on human rights in Saudi Arabia, which has retaliated by breaking off diplomatic relations and vowing to end trade.

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