Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his torture, murder - Turkish paper Sabah

Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his torture, murder - Turkish paper Sabah

Now, President Trump is threatening "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if suspicions of Khashoggi's murder are confirmed - and Saudis have vowed to retaliate in kind.

Saudi Arabia has been under pressure since Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a USA resident, disappeared on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after visiting its consulate in Istanbul.

On Sunday, Saudis stock exchange dropped by as much as 7% at one point before recovering some losses.

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

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

However, Trump in the same interview said: "As of this moment, they deny it and they deny it vehemently".

President Donald Trump says Saudi leaders, as of now, "deny it every way you can imagine" allegations that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by the kingdom.

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Separately, sources inside Saudi Arabia said that any punitive measures directed its way would generate larger counter-measures.

The statement, which was published by the PA president's office, quoted Abbas as saying he has "absolute confidence" in Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

'What has been circulating about orders to kill [Khashoggi] 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 global laws and conventions, ' Prince Abdulaziz said.

The promotion made a statement last Thursday announcing that they are "monitoring the situation" in the wake of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.

"When we arrived at the consulate, he went right in", Cengiz, a doctoral student in Instabul, wrote of her and Kashoggi's visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

United Kingdom foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt told Saudi Arabia Britain wants urgent answers over the reporter's disappearance. Russian Federation wanted it, China wanted it, we wanted it.

This news has coincided with a massive WWE event that is set to take place on 2 November in Saudi Arabia. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that if journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by Saudis, the United States should distance itself from the Middle Eastern kingdom and cut ties to the war in Yemen. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also stated that his country will be holding onto its $15 billion arms deal with Riyadh, despite the concerns surrounding Khashoggi.

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