Published: Wed, November 28, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Argentina considering probe into Saudi crown prince

Argentina considering probe into Saudi crown prince

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, right, greets Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman upon his arrival at the presidential palace in Carthage near Tunis, Tunisia, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

The welcome from the Egyptian leadership and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was evidence of Cairo's continued support of the stability of Riyadh.

Tunisia and Saudi Arabia have very different political systems.

The journalists' union has hung a banner on its building showing an image of the crown prince holding a bone saw and reading "no to the desecration of Tunisia".

"The Saudi media will focus on the official reception", Khashan said.

The Saudi-led coalition, which is backed by the US, since 2015 has carried out scores of "indiscriminate and disproportionate airstrikes on civilians and civilian objects in Yemen", Human Rights Watch said in its statement.

A youth activist group that criticizes Saudi limits on women's rights was among those demonstrating Tuesday.

Even if the request is not accepted, it will cause further embarrassment for the crown prince when he arrives in the city for the summit.

The Saudi crown prince has also held talks in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt on his first foreign tour since the Khashoggi affair erupted.

Among his many titles, MBS is the defense minister of Saudi Arabia, which could sustain war crimes charges against him under Argentina's expansive laws.

The crown prince last visited Egypt in March to sign economic agreements, including those pertaining to a bridge between the Sinai and the Saudi mainland, a joint economic zone, and efforts to join the electricity grids of both countries.

Sisi told the Saudi crown prince that the coordination between Egypt and Saudi Arabia should be at the highest level in order to face the current developments and challenges in the Middle East, said the statement. "We don't want the money of a regime whose hands are stained with blood".

In an apparent attempt to avoid embarrassing the prince, the presidency only invited photographers to cover his visit. It read: "No to the pollution of the Tunisian revolution".

Since the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprising, which unseated several entrenched rulers in the region and triggered turmoil, Tunisia has undergone a democratic transition and is one of the few Arab countries to allow protests.

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and columnist for The Washington Post, went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

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