Theresa May pictured next to underfire Mohammad bin Salman in G20 summit meeting
Theresa May posed for a picture next to underfire Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as she confronted him about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
The Prime Minister spoke with the de-facto Saudi leader at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires.
Bin Salman has been linked to the murder of the Saudi journalist however has always strongly denied giving the order the kill or knowing of the plot.
Following Mrs May’s meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a Downing Street spokesman said: "The Prime Minister stressed the importance of ensuring that those responsible for the appalling murder of Jamal Khashoggi are held to account, and that Saudi Arabia takes action to build confidence that such a deplorable incident could not happen again.
"Noting the steps taken by the Saudi investigation since the Foreign Secretary had met with the Crown Prince and King Salman on 12 November, she encouraged the Crown Prince to ensure that Saudi Arabia co-operated fully with the Turkish authorities and worked to bring both investigations to an acceptable close.
"To ensure full accountability, there needed to be full transparency about exactly what had happened and who was responsible, in line with the commitments made by King Salman when she spoke to him on October 24.
"On Yemen, the Prime Minister set out the urgent need to bring an end to the conflict and bring relief to millions threatened by famine. She urged concrete Saudi support for UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and for progress at the upcoming Stockholm talks.
"The Prime Minister stressed that the humanitarian situation remained dire and reaffirmed UK commitment to making progress on improving the situation, including through a UN Security Council Resolution.
"The Prime Minister reiterated UK support for Saudi Arabia’s security, including the very real threats posed by Iranian interference in Yemen."
French President Emmanuel Macron also confronted Bin Salman over the Khashoggi killing.
The French President told the de-facto Saudi ruler that international experts need to be involved in the investigation into his death.
The crown prince was filmed in an apparently tense conversation with Mr Macron, telling the French president not to worry.
Mr Macron responded: "I am worried…You never listen to me."
The widely-shared video showed bin Salman replying: "I will listen, of course." It concluded with Mr Macron saying: "I am a man of my word."
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