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Macron, Trump agree Khashoggi affair should not cause destabilisation in Middle East

Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron agreed on Saturday that the Saudi authorities needed to shed full light on the murder in Turkey last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a French presidency source said.


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 10-11-2018 18:20:40 IST Saudi Arabia
Macron, Trump agree Khashoggi affair should not cause destabilisation in Middle East
  • Saudi Arabia, which has faced global criticism and potential sanctions over the murder of Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul, leads a coalition battling Houthi insurgents. (Image Credit: Twitter)

U.S. President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron agreed on Saturday that the Saudi authorities needed to shed full light on the murder in Turkey last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a French presidency source said.

The two leaders also agreed that the Khashoggi affair should not be allowed to cause further destabilisation in the Middle East and that it could create an opportunity to find a political resolution to the war in Yemen, according to the official.

Saudi Arabia, which has faced global criticism and potential sanctions over the murder of Khashoggi in its consulate in Istanbul, leads a coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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