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Saudi vows to 'hit back' at sanctions over Khashoggi

14 October 2018

Khashoggi, a Virginia-based critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's policies, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week for some paperwork regarding his divorce, but he never exited the mission.

He wrote regular columns for the Washington Post and was highly critical of the Saudi government, especially Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

Mr Khashoggi's disappearance sparked worldwide comdemnation. "I don't want to lose an order like that", Mr. Trump said, referring to defense manufacturers.

Sabah said the audio of his "interrogation, torture and possible killing was recorded and automatically sent to both his iPhone and cloud account".

The journalist had given his phones to his fiancee before entering the consulate.

A representative from Apple, however, confirmed the watches do not have fingerprint entry features, CNN reported on Saturday. The newspaper did not address that in its report.

Turkish officials have not answered queries from The Associated Press about Khashoggi's Apple Watch.

Reports say that the United States and Britain are considering boycotting a major worldwide conference in Saudi Arabia after the disappearance.

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del) said that WWE "should be taking a hard look" at its relationship Saudi Arabia in light of recent events, while Sen. It echoes how Russian Federation has described the men who allegedly carried out the Novichok nerve agent poisonings in Salisbury, England, in March.

Commons Foreign Affairs Committee chairman MP Tom Tugendhat said the United Kingdom must consider its relations with Saudi Arabia if the state ordered Khashoggi's murder.

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Asked whether he had reviewed the audio or video recordings, Trump said he has not.

The Saudi delegation, which arrived in Turkey on Thursday, is meeting a Turkish prosecutor investigating the case as well as representatives from the Justice Ministry, Interior Ministry, police and the national intelligence agency, one source said. "If there are people who committed this, it will have heavy consequences".

Trump said he had invited Cengiz to the White House at the same time as vowing severe punishment if the Saudi regime was found to be involved.

USA senator Richard Blumenthal from WWE's home state of CT has called on WWE to "review and relook" at its relationship with Saudi Arabia.

His comments come days after Saudi Arabia said it would open its consulate for a search but that is yet to happen.

"It would lead to Saudi Arabia's failure to commit to producing 7.5 million barrels".

Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it will respond to any "threats" against it as its stock market plunged following President Donald Trump's warning of "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. "We should not just sell out to any country who buys our weapons".

Trump also said on Saturday that he would meet with Khashoggi's family.

The State Department called the bipartisan effort premature.

A protestor holds a picture of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on October 5, 2018 in Istanbul. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

Saudi vows to 'hit back' at sanctions over Khashoggi