Protest underway in Tunis over Saudi Crown prince's visit

Protest underway in Tunis over Saudi Crown prince's visit

Since the 2011 "Arab spring" uprising, which unseated 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. "We also expressed our rejection of bin Salman's visit and any other criminal leader", said Ayoub Jaouadi, a performer and activist.

Trump shocked USA lawmakers and world leaders when he vowed to maintain a partnership with Saudi Arabia, despite mounting evidence that MBS ordered the assassination of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who had criticized the crown prince.

The CIA has concluded that Prince Mohammed ordered the operation to kill Khashoggi last month - as first reported by the Washington Post - and has briefed other parts of the U.S. government on its findings, sources told Reuters last week.

Russian-Saudi cooperation is being developed on the basis of the agreements reached on 5 October 2017.

"We don't need your oil barrels, or your petro-dollars". According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe starvation in more than 100 years.

I disagree with the president's assessment.

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

"Tunisia is pure now".

Prince Mohammed's next stop is Buenos Aires, where will attend the G20 meeting on November 30-December 1.

In this May 20, 2017, file photo, US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Citing Argentina's robust human rights law, Human Right Watch (HRW) filed a petition on Monday asking a federal prosecutor to bring charges against the crown prince, a close ally of President Donald Trump, for "violations of worldwide law committed during the armed conflict in Yemen" including the killings of more than 15,000 civilians and blockades which have pushed 14 million people to the brink of starvation.

Argentina's constitution recognizes universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture. Still, Argentine media cited judicial sources in recent days as saying it was extremely unlikely for Buenos Aires to take up the case against MBS.

Saudi officials have repeatedly denied reports that the prince is linked to the murder.

In a controversial move previous year, Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital and later moved the United States embassy there.

A USA official told CNN Friday that there is still is no smoking gun implicating the crown prince directly and the intelligence assessment is ongoing.

But Tunisians' anger towards Israel goes beyond a pro-Palestinian sentiment.

On Tuesday, hundreds more demonstrators carried placards reading: "No to polluting revolutionary Tunisia" and: "The murderer is not welcome", in marches organised by youth and women's rights groups. Flags of Tunisia, Algeria Mauritania, Egypt and Palestine were raised during the protest. Ankara insists orders for the killing came from the highest levels of the Saudi government, but not King Salman.

President Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin but not with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G20 summit this week, the White House said Tuesday.

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

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