Trump and MBS, together on G20 stage

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Published on June 28, 2019 - Duration: 00:38s

Trump and MBS, together on G20 stage

U.S. President Donald Trump chatted with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Friday, during the traditional G20 group photo in Osaka.

Their meeting came shortly after the realease of a report by the U.N.

That accused Saudi Arabia of the “deliberate, premeditated execution” of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and said the crown prince should be investigated for it.

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Trump and MBS, together on G20 stage

ATTN EDITORS, RESENDING TO CLARIFY THE RELEASE DATE OF THE U.N.

REPORT AS JUNE 19.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looked relaxed as they chatted during the Osaka photo opportunity.

On June 19, a U.N.

Rights investigator said in a report that the Saudi Crown Prince and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them.

Khashoggi's death stirred widespread disgust and hurt the image of the prince, previously admired in the West for pushing to end the kingdom's oil dependence and easing social restrictions including by allowing women to drive.

After a six-month investigation, the 100-page report by the U.N.

Special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnes Callamard, accused Saudi Arabia of a "deliberate, premeditated execution." "There is sufficient credible evidence regarding the responsibility of the crown prince demanding further investigation," Callamard said.

There has been no word from the White House about possible punitive action against Saudi Arabia as a result.

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