France’s Macron says khashoggi af­fair wor­ry­ing, will speak with turks, saudis

Tehran Times - - WORLD IN FOCUS -

French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron said Fri­day that he was “ex­tremely wor­ried” by the dis­ap­pear­ance of vet­eran Saudi jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi and would speak on the is­sue with Saudi and Turk­ish lead­ers in the com­ing days.

“I am wait­ing for the truth and com­plete clar­ity to be es­tab­lished “, Macron said in an in­ter­view with France 24 tele­vi­sion. “What’s been men­tioned is se­ri­ous, very se­ri­ous ... France wants ev­ery­thing to be done so that we have all the truth on this case of which the first el­e­ments are ex­tremely wor­ry­ing.”

He said he would take a stance on the is­sue once the facts were clear and that he would dis­cuss the mat­ter with the Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan, Saudi King Sal­man bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mo­ham­mad bin Sal­man.

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