Severe punishment! United States warns Saudi Arabia over mysterious death of journalist

Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi

Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz stressed that what has been circulating about orders to kill him are lies and baseless allegations against the government of the Kingdom, which is committed to its principles, rules, and traditions and is in compliance with worldwide laws and conventions, ' the statement went on.

In a clip released from his "60 Minutes" interview, which will air Sunday night on CBS News, Trump says he still does not know if the journalist was killed by the Saudis.

"The Saudi economy has vital and influential roles for the global economy".

Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate and lurid claims have been leaked to media that he was tortured and even dismembered.

Trump on Friday said he will be calling King Salman to discuss the disappearance of the journalist.

Major US defense contractors have expressed concern to the Trump administration that lawmakers angered by Khashoggi's disappearance will block further arms deals with Riyadh.

British tycoon Richard Branson said he was pulling back from two tourism projects in Saudi Arabia and suspended discussions with Riyadh about a $1 billion investment in Virgin's space companies. Such a move, he asserted, would have an impact on jobs in the US.

In response to her article, Mr Hunt tweeted: "From the party whose leader wouldn't even condemn Russian Federation by name after the first ever chemical weapons attack on British soil... we have been robust and will continue to be on this very troubling issue". Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said "there should be a pause" in regards to the event. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We'll have to make a determination. I don't want to lose an order like that.

In just two sessions the Saudi bourse, the largest in the Arab world, has shed nearly $50 billion of its capitalisation, which now stands at around $450 billion. "But if they don't buy it from us, they're going to buy it from Russian Federation or they're going to buy it from China, or they're going to buy it from other countries", he said.

"I'll give you an example - they are ordering military equipment".

"Payments for rentals in Trump Towers, payments for condos that the Saudis have bought belonging to the Trump organization, other kinds of financial dealings and interests", he said.

Trump said by taking such a step, the USA would be hurting itself.

"I actually think we'd be punishing ourselves if we did that", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House.

Cengiz said Khashoggi was not nervous when he entered the consulate to obtain paperwork required for their marriage. As of this moment. And we would be very upset and angry if that were the case. Turkey is looking into it at a very high level - at the highest level.

"If they don't buy it from us, they're going to buy it from Russian Federation or they're going to buy it from China", he said.

US President Donald Trump called Khashoggi's suspected killing "a awful thing", but stopped short of assigning blame.

"We haven't seen any collaboration on this issue", he said.

"We're being very tough and we have investigators over there and we're working with Turkey and Saudi Arabia".

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