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Macron says disappearance of Saudi journalist 'very serious'

AFP  |  Yerevan 

French said the disappearance of Saudi Jamal was "very serious", calling for an investigation to yield "complete clarity" on what happened to him.

"What has been described is serious, very serious," told French broadcasters 24 and RFI in his first comments on the case. "I await the truth and complete clarity being established."

said that he had not spoken to Saudi or his son about Khashoggi, who has not been seen since he walked into the on October 2.

Some commentators in have criticised the lack of response by the government, which like other Western allies of have recently embraced as a reformer of his kingdom.

have suggested was killed and dismembered after visiting the by a hit squad which arrived from -- claims denied by the Saudi

Macron, who welcomed to in April, said he would speak on the matter with fellow world leaders "in the coming days".

"Depending on what is established, I will take a position," he said.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 20:50 IST