Saudis say will respond to threats about missing writer

Saudis say will respond to threats about missing writer

The Wall Street Journal reports that Dimon has backed out.

And a huge investment conference dubbed "Davos in the Desert", scheduled for later this month, has seen some leading speakers and participants drop out. A senior Turkish official earlier told NBC News that Turkey has 100 percent confidence that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate by a 15-member Saudi team that stayed in Turkey for a brief period and then left.

Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, Viacom Inc CEO Bob Bakish and billionaire Steve Case, one of the founders of AOL, said they were no longer going. The screening comes after Saudi Arabia lifted a 35-year ban on movies in April when they screened Black Panther.

"There's not enough money in the world for us to buy back our credibility on human rights if we do not move forward and take swift action", Rubio said.

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished after visiting the building earlier this month, and simmering worldwide suspicion puts the Saudi government behind his murder.

Asked whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gave an order to kill Khashoggi, Trump said "nobody knows yet, but we'll probably be able to find out".

President Donald Trump said that country could face "severe punishment" if Khashoggi, a legal resident of the USA, was killed inside the consulate.

"They're playing catch-up with Donald Trump when it comes to condemnation of this and actually taking action and being prepared to stand firm".

The Saudis themselves are warning they'll respond to any "threats" against the Kingdom.

The White House has come under pressure to impose economic sanctions and halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Kudlow calls the U.S.

Several senators on both sides of the aisle, as well as military officials, have urged decisive action against Saudi Arabia if the United States determines the country's government killed Khashoggi.

The newspaper said Khashoggi turned on the recording function of his smartwatch before walking into the consulate on October 2.

Khashoggi went missing when he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

A joint statement by the three foreign ministers called for a credible investigation to establish the truth about what happened and ensure those responsible for Mr Khashoggi's disappearance were held to account.

"We encourage joint Saudi-Turkish efforts in that regard, and expect the Saudi government to provide a completely and detailed response".

US President Donald Trump said he would "punish" Saudi Arabia if it were found responsible for killing him.

Investors have taken fright, prompting Saudi stocks to tumble by around seven per cent at one point on Sunday, wiping out their gains for 2018. The US has sought information from Saudi Arabia.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and permanent USA resident, had fallen out of favor after previously enjoying close ties with the Saudi royal family. Of 188 stocks traded on the exchange, 179 ended the day with a loss. Otherwise, the U.S. risks losing credibility when it comes to human rights, he told CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday.