World leaders welcomed Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman on Friday at the G20 summit. Putin said in October he lacked information about the matter and said Russian Federation would not tear up its relations with Saudi Arabia because of it. On Wednesday, Senators voted to move forward a bill that would put an end to USA support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, which has caused a humanitarian disaster.
In audio of the conversation, the Saudi royal can be heard saying "Don't worry, ' to which Macron replies: 'I am worried".
While some world leaders distanced themselves from the Saudi crown prince accused of ordering the assassination of a journalist, and from Russian President Vladimir Putin, those two men appeared happy to see each other at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday.
French President Emmanuel Macron has also said he will meet with the Saudi leader. But the CIA's findings have not been made public and President Trump has equivocated over who is to blame. According to the White House they only "exchanged pleasantries", and the President said they had "no discussion".
The meeting between the two leaders comes a few months after it was announced that - following US's reimposition of sanctions against Iran - India will cut its oil imports from Tehran to zero.
Saudia Arabia has denied that the crown prince played a role in Khashoggi's gruesome slaying.
Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2nd October.
Another French official said Macron confronted bin Salman as soon as he saw him enter, calculating that it was better to address his concerns than to ignore them or shun the prince.
An expected high-profile bilateral meeting between US President Donald Trump and Putin planned for Saturday was abruptly cancelled by Trump in a tweet citing Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels over the weekend.
The results of the 33-year-old Saudi leader's gambit were mixed at the start of the two-day summit.
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