Watch: Emmanuel Macron Confronts Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Over Khashoggi Killing, Yemen, at G20 Summit

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and French President French President Emmanuel Macron (from left) give a joint press conference at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, on April 10. In a video of the encounter, Macron stands close to the crown prince, and the French president speaks with his hands while the crown prince nods.   Yoan Valat/AFP/Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron found Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman at the beginning of the G20 summit in Argentina and engaged in what appeared to be an intense conversation.

In a video of the encounter, Macron stands close to the crown prince, who appears acquiescent, and the French president speaks with his hands while the crown prince nods.

"I told you, I told you," Macron is heard saying. "Yes, you told me, thank you very much," replied Mohammad bin Salman, who is smiling in the video. The crown prince then tells Macron that "we will meet you."

New video of #MBS and #Macron

— Bandar 🇸🇦🇺🇸 (@Bandr14Ksa) November 30, 2018

Macron had previously suggested that he planned to speak with the Saudi leader about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in early October. Reporters said that Macron also went to discuss oil prices and the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

The murder of Khashoggi has caused widespread backlash against the Saudi regime, which had recently enjoyed an exceptionally friendly relationship with countries like the U.S. and France. The Saudi government has admitted that its officials were responsible for the murder of Khashoggi, who was a U.S. resident and a columnist for The Washington Post, but Saudi Arabia claims that the crown prince was not responsible. At least five Saudi officials have been handed the death penalty over the murder.

U.S. intelligence agencies have reportedly concluded that the crown prince was responsible for ordering the murder. Intelligence experts also note that it is nearly impossible that the U.S. resident would have been murdered without the permission of the crown prince, who maintains a firm grip on control in his country.

#France’s @EmmanuelMacron went to talk to #SaudiArabia Crown Prince #MBS at start of #G20. Topics: oil prices, #Yemen, #Khashoggi. UK & Italy sought to have full bilats with the Kingdom Prince in turmoil.

— Helene Fouquet (@HeleneFouquet) November 30, 2018

The incident has caused countries to re-examine their relationship with Saudi Arabia, and U.S. lawmakers are reconsidering whether Washington should support the Saudi war against Yemen. On Tuesday, the Senate voted to move forward a resolution that would withdraw U.S. support for the war, which has caused a massive famine and cholera outbreak in Yemen.

Only President Donald Trump has appeared willing to support the crown prince publicly and cast doubt on his responsibility for the murder. In a presidential statement released November 20, Trump defended the Saudi decision to continue the war in Yemen despite the alarming humanitarian disaster there and claimed that the relationship with Riyadh is necessary because they buy arms from Washington.

"The world is a very dangerous place!" the statement began.

"After my heavily negotiated trip to Saudi Arabia last year, the Kingdom agreed to spend and invest $450 billion in the United States. This is a record amount of money. It will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, tremendous economic development, and much additional wealth for the United States," Trump wrote.

On Wednesday, a prosecutor in Argentina accepted a request from the organization Human Rights Watch to prosecute Crown Prince Mohammed for alleged crimes against humanity, but it is unlikely he will be successfully prosecuted before he leaves the G20 summit.