United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia hold joint military drills after Jamal Khashoggi death

Argentine media cited judicial sources as saying it was extremely unlikely that the authorities would take up the case against the crown prince, Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.

He is planned to hold talks with President Sisi on ways to boost bilateral relations as well as on political issues of common concern in light of the strategic partnership binding the two countries.

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

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman leaves the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, April 9, 2018.

He has traveled to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt in recent days, and was expected Tuesday in Tunisia - where unions and human rights organizations have called for protests against his visit.

"I disagree with the president's assessment, " Senator Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, said Sunday on NBC News' "Meet the Press".

He said that he had heard the audio recording of the assassination of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Riyadh consulate in Istanbul.

Mohammed bin Salman has faced a global backlash since Khashoggi's murder, which the Central Intelligence Agency reportedly found the crown prince responsible for.

A woman takes part in a protest opposing the visit of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Tunis
A woman takes part in a protest opposing the visit of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Tunis

Protesters raised a large poster which depicted the Tunisian president pouring water on the bloodied hands of the Saudi crown prince - suggesting Tunisia's complicity in washing away guilt.

Saudi Arabia wants to work more closely with Russian Federation in the fields of nuclear energy and oil, describing it as beneficial for the whole world.

Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince has met with the king of Bahrain in the second leg of his first tour overseas since the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has asked for a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and that there was now no reason not to meet him, said Turkey's foreign minister.

"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 a year ago when a Riyadh-led quartet imposed a blockade on Qatar.

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

And Corker said he was looking at making "some enhancements" to a request for the Trump administration to investigate whether bin Salman committed human rights violations and should be slapped with sanctions under the federal Magnitsky Act.

Last week Nourredine Ben Ticha, adviser to Essebsi, said the truth about the killing of the Saudi journalist needed to be established but the incident should not be used to harm the kingdom's stability.

  • Anthony Vega