France’s Macron warns of possible sanctions against Khashoggi murderers

Published October 25, 2018, 7:37 AM

by Patrick Garcia

By Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – French president Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said he had told King Salman of Saudi Arabia that France, in coordination with partners, could take action against those held responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech after meeting with local residents, officials and emergency services during a visit to the victims of the floods caused by heavy rains in the Aude department, in Villalier, France October 22, 2018. Guillaume Horcajuelo/Pool via REUTERS/ MANILA BULLETIN
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech after meeting with local residents, officials and emergency services during a visit to the victims of the floods caused by heavy rains in the Aude department, in Villalier, France October 22, 2018. Guillaume Horcajuelo/Pool via REUTERS/ MANILA BULLETIN

Macron expressed profound outrage during a phone conversation with Salman, the French presidency said in a statement, adding the president had asked the King that the circumstances around Khashoggi’s death be fully disclosed.

The two leaders also discussed the situation in Yemen and Syria, the Elysee palace said.

 
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