October 12, 2018 / 11:05 AM / 2 months ago

France raises pressure on Saudi over Khashoggi disappearance

PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - France’s foreign ministry said on Friday that it had asked Saudi Arabian authorities to provide transparent and detailed answers over the fate of veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he disappeared in Turkey.

“The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul ... has raised serious questions about his fate. France asks that the facts be clearly established and that all those who can contribute to the truth fully contribute to it,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes Von der Muhll said in a statement.

“This is the message we passed to Saudi authorities. The charges brought against them require that they be transparent and provide a complete and detailed response.” (Reporting by John Irish; editing by Richard Lough)

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