Trump's Administration is Still Staying Friendly With Saudi Arabia

Trump's Administration is Still Staying Friendly With Saudi Arabia

Khashoggi, a forceful critic of the Saudi government, went missing more than a week ago after entering a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and Turkish officials have said they believe he was murdered there.

The statement aired on Saudi Arabian state media came after the country's stock market plunged by almost 7 per cent at one point on Sunday. CNN recently reported that Turkish officials say they have audio and video that proves Khashoggi was murdered. "That I can tell you with 100% certainty, with nearly full unanimity across the board, Republicans and Democrats, there will be a very strong congressional response if in fact the Saudis lured [Khashoggi] into that consulate, murdered him, cut up his body and disposed of it, there will be a very strong congressional response". "And you know what, there are other ways of punishing, to use a word that's a pretty harsh word, but it's true".

A group of people hold pictures of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington.

From tech tycoons to media giants, a host of Western companies are now distancing themselves from the Gulf state, imperilling Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's much-hyped economic reform drive.

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He also said Saudi Arabia has been "a very good partner" to the United States, including in "combating terrorist financing".

The fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi wrote an editorial in the New York Times speaking out on the Washington Post's journalist's disappearance.

The US has been under increasing pressure to demand answers from Saudi Arabia, a long-time US ally in the Middle East, as to Khashoggi's disappearance.

Separately, several global businesses have withdrawn from the upcoming Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh.

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CCTV VIA HURRIYET / ASSOCIATED PRESS A surveillance video obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet and made available on October 9 shows a man believed to be Khashoggi entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. American lawmakers have threated sanctions against the Saudis, and Germany, France and Britain jointly called today for a "credible investigation" into Mr Khashoggi's disappearance.

Khashoggi was last seen October 2 entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to handle paperwork needed for his planned marriage. There is also evidence of the moment that Khashoggi was killed, the source said.

"I do think that arms sales will be effected", the senator said, referring to USA weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

Mr Trump indicated earlier this week he was reluctant to pull out of a multi-billion-dollar USA weapons deal with the Saudis to show White House anger if the missing journalist was killed by the Saudis.

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