The French Foreign Ministry announced that it is consulting with its European partners on possible punishment against Saudi Arabia and those involved in the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed last month in Istanbul, Turkey, during the completion of some papers in his consulate.
Where Saudi Arabia admitted that some of the 21 members of the Saudi intelligence planned ,killed, slaughtered and hided Khashoggi's body and lying on the authorities in what they committed ... The Kingdom has made extensive efforts to contain the crisis and investigate with the Turkish side to show the truth.
Foreign affairs spokeswoman Anniece van Maure said in a statement on Wednesday:
"We have learned of recent US statements on the Khashoggi issue," Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Laudrian said .
" our position on more than one occasion, as mentioned in our consultations with our European partners on specific punishment that could be taken against individuals responsible for Khashoggi's murder". According to Russian news agency Sputnik
"The identity of those responsible for Khashoggi's death must be clearly identified and punished in a real trial," the spokeswoman said.
"The United States will continue to be a firm partner for Saudi Arabia to ensure the interests of our country, Israel and all other partners in the region," US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Saudi Public Prosecutor's Office announced last Thursday that it had charged 11 people arrested in the killing of Khashoggi, 21, and filed a criminal case against them, with the demand to execute and ordered the crime of 5 of them, and the imposition of legitimate penalties to the rest.