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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's first trip overseas since the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi will offer an early indication of the repercussions he faces from the gruesome slaying.

He then headed to Bahrain over the weekend and traveled to Egypt on Monday where he held talks with President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

The complaint also accuses the crown prince and Saudi government of torture of Saudi citizens.

Erdogan and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will both attend this week's G20 summit in Argentina.

I disagree with the president's assessment.

Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 in an operation that Turkish authorities have said was ordered by the highest level of Saudi leadership, prompting the kingdom's biggest political crisis in a generation.

The prince is expected to fly on to a G20 summit in Argentina later this week.

"We are not here to support the Qatari-Turkey axis over the UAE-Saudi Arabia axis", Arous said, in reference to an ongoing diplomatic spat that began past year when a Riyadh-led quartet imposed a blockade on Qatar.

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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), a vocal critic of the president, blasted the bombshell statement Trump issued last week in defense of Saudi Arabia, calling it "very weak".

"Tunisian civil-society groups are organizing protests against bin Salman's scheduled visit on Tuesday", Sakina Abdel Samad, a member of the Tunisian Journalists' Syndicate, told reporters on Monday at the syndicate's Tunis headquarters.

Prince Mohammed visited Abu Dhabi Thursday as he began his first tour overseas since the murder of the Saudi journalist in October.

A Senate aide said Haspel is not scheduled to be involved in Wednesday's briefing, which will take place at 11 a.m. EST.

His killing was blamed on the Israeli national intelligence agency Mossad.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) told NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday that he also disagreed with Trump's willingness to turn the other cheek on MBS's apparent involvement in the Khashoggi killing.

"However, we are also a country that believes in human rights".

While the U.S. 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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