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Paris sending experts to Saudi to shed light on attacks, Macron tells MBS | France24 |

In the telephone talks, Macron "strongly condemned" the attacks and assured Prince Mohammed of France's "solidarity with Saudi Arabia... in the face of these attacks," the Elysee said.

It added: "In response to a request by the Saudi authorities, the president confirmed to the crown prince that France was sending experts to take part in investigations aimed at shedding light on the origin and nature of the attacks on September 14."

The statement gave no further details on the nature of the investigation or who France believed was to blame for the attacks.

The attacks have again raised concerns in the region that the United States could launch a military strike on Iran as tensions rise over Tehran's nuclear programme.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departed for Saudi Arabia Tuesday to discuss possible retaliation with its ally.

Macron has spearheaded diplomatic efforts to solve the Iranian nuclear crisis, pressing Trump to hold face-to-face talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

The statement said that Macron reaffirmed to MBS "the engagement of France for the security of Saudi Arabia and stability of the region".

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by Oui on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 08:59:24 AM EST

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