LONDON/SAN, FRANCISCO – SoftBank Group Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh on Monday, according to two people familiar with the matter, even as the kingdom faces heightened scrutiny following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Mounting evidence suggests a link between Khashoggi’s violent death and the crown prince, while Saudi Arabia maintains that he was not involved. Son did not attend an investment conference in Riyadh, dubbed “Davos in the Desert,” which finished Thursday and saw an exodus of high-profile speakers amid the controversy over the killing of Khashoggi.
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