The French President was caught telling Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince ‘you never listen to me’ at a summit in Argentina.
Emmanuel Macron spoke to Mohammed bin Salman for five minutes on the side of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.
A video of their chat is believed to show the French leader chiding the prince over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Much of it is inaudible but Macron could be heard saying ‘I do worry. I am worried… I told you.’
The prince replied: ‘Yes, you told me. Thank you very much.’
‘You never listen to me,’ Macron said, before the smiling prince replied: ‘No, I listen, of course.’
Macron then said: ‘Because I told you. It was more important for you,’ before later adding: ‘I am a man of my word.’
At one point in the exchange, bin Salman could be heard saying: ‘It’s OK I can deal with it.’
The French government said the video showed ‘a sort of contrast between the prince’s face sporting an embarrassed smile and the president’s face, which was rather stern and was keen to convey these messages in a very firm manner.’
An official confirmed the pair spoke about Khashoggi and the war in Yemen.
SOURCE: Daily Mail