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Saudi crown prince meets Bahrain king in first tour since Khashoggi murder

Saudi crown prince meets Bahrain king in first tour since Khashoggi murder

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview published on Tuesday that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had asked for a meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and that there was now no reason not to meet him.

In an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya, Essebsi explained that the founding king advised the late Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba to adopt the politics of stages, which is the policy now pursued by Tunisia at present.

The New York-based rights group said it had filed a submission with Argentine prosecutors calling on them to invoke the country's universal jurisdiction statute to prosecute the crown prince for alleged war crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.

The prince was welcomed by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi when he arrived at the airport in Tunis from Cairo, the presidency said, and he left immediately for talks with Essebsi at Carthage Palace, the presidential seat.

Said al-Shahrani noted that Saudi Arabia is ready to emulate the experience of the world leaders in the field of nuclear energy.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will brief the US Senate on Wednesday on the latest developments related to Saudi Arabia, Senator John Cornyn, the number two Senate Republican, told reporters on Monday.

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The crown prince's visit is the first by a Saudi royal to Tunisia since the 2011 revolution deposed longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia.

Hilal Khashan, a political science professor at American University of Beirut, said the Saudi crown prince's visit to the region was aimed at telling his domestic audience that he was given a strong welcome by the kingdom's Arab allies.

Prince Mohammed's current tour comes ahead of his participation in the G20 summit in Argentina, starting on Friday.

The prince is reportedly still expected to attend the summit.

In possible a sign of changes underway, Prince Mohammed embarked on his foreign tour with figures who may take on greater prominence as he redraws his circle of advisers.

Despite the worldwide outrage sparked by Khashoggi's killing, the crown prince has been emboldened in recent days by Trump's vocal support for him.

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While the United States president, Donald Trump, has reiterated support for his Saudi ally, going as far as contradicting the CIA's reported assessment that the crown prince ordered Khashoggi's death, the possibility of shaking hands and posing for photos with the Saudi de facto leader pose a headache for the British PM, Theresa May, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

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"I think it's a mistake to receive him".

Still, it remains to be seen whether a wider circle of advisers will be consulted, whether they will challenge the crown prince and whether he will listen to them.

"He is not getting that challenging advice, nor is he seeking it from within his inner circle and from outsiders".

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