'We have already said that the Saudi Prince is here representing a country, a sovereign country that is a member of G20, and in that position he has immunity', Argentine Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Raimondi said.
When asked whether Argentina’s president would meet with Crown Prince Mohammed during his visit to the country, Raimondi said, 'Not for the time being'.
Responding to a question about the prospect of a meeting at the level of foreign ministers, Raimondi noted that 'nothing is scheduled yet, but it is developing very quickly'.
The statement was made after on Wednesday international advocacy group Human Rights Watch announced that the federal prosecutor in Argentina, Ramiro Gonzalez, had agreed to take up a case against the Saudi crown prince, who is widely suspected of involvement in the October 2 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Khashoggi went missing on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and the Saudi Prosecutor General's Office has since announced that he was killed inside the consulate by lethal injection before his body was dismembered and removed from the building. An internal investigation concluded that a 15 man "hit-team" and 6 others were involved in the killing. On 15 November, the Saudi prosecutor said that the kingdom would pursue the death penalty for 5 of the suspects charged with Khashoggi's murder.
Last week, US media reported that the CIA concluded that Crown Prince Mohammad personally ordered the killing. US President Donald Trump responded with uncertainty whether the crown prince was involved.