Death of Jamal Khashoggi - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (23.10.18)

Q : Do you want to see an independent (non-Saudi) investigation into the murder of Jamal Khashoggi?

A : As Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian emphasized yesterday, this matter is extremely serious. We are talking about a murder – initially unacknowledged – committed against a journalist. We are asking that the investigations being carried out – especially by the Saudi prosecutor but also by others – fully clarify what took place.

In a joint communique issued on October 21, the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom called for the investigation to be carried out in an in-depth manner, for responsibility to be clearly established, and for the perpetrators to be held accountable in a real trial.