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Saudi crown prince Salman arrives in Argentina for G20 summit

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 28, 2018, 07.31 PM (IST)

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman landed in Buenos Aires on Wednesday for the G20 summit of industrialized nations, Argentine state television reported, a visit fraught with controversy over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Human Rights Watch asked Argentina on Monday to use a war crimes clause in its constitution to investigate any involvement by the crown prince in possible crimes against humanity in Yemen and Khashoggi's murder.

Prince Mohammed arrived in Buenos Aires from Tunisia, where he was met by protesters who denounced him as a murderer for the killing of Khashoggi. He was greeted by Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he hoped to meet US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Argentina later this week and to talk about trade barriers. It remains unclear whether the meeting will take place.

The G20 leaders summit begins on Friday.

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Prince Mohammed arrived in Buenos Aires from Tunisia, where he was met by protesters who denounced him as a murderer for the killing of Khashoggi. He was greeted by Argentine foreign minister Jorge Faurie.