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Gerard Butler cancels visit to Saudi Arabia amid row over journalist's disappearance

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has pulled out of a promotional event for his film "Hunter Killer" in after the disappearance and possible murder of Saudi dissident

Khashoggi, a journalist, has not been seen since he walked into the on October 2.

was due to land in Saudi capital on Tuesday following stops in and to promote his latest action thriller film, according to The

He was slated for interviews with a few outlets and was going to attend the premiere of the film but his has confirmed that the visit has now been cancelled.

"Given the circumstances, it was no longer appropriate to make the trip," he stated.

has been a longtime regime dissident and most recently a of their ongoing war in

has denied the accusations.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 14:40 IST