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Trump threatens Saudi Arabia over journalist's disappearance

The U.S President, Donald Trump, has threatened “severe punishment” for Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

According to Trump in a CBS interview, there would be consequences, if it turns out that the journalist was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Khashoggi, disappeared on October 2 after he had gone to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for papers for his upcoming wedding.

He is a prominent critic of Riyadh and legal resident of the United States.

“We’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment,” Trump said.

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Asked whether Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, gave an order to kill him, Trump said “nobody knows yet but we will probably be able to find out.”

Trump added that, “we would be very upset and angry if that was the case”.

Trump, who said there was much at stake with Khashoggi’s case, because he was a reporter. He also signaled that cutting off U.S. military sales to the kingdom may not be an option, saying, “I don’t want to hurt jobs.”

Turkish sources have told the Media that the initial assessment of the police was that Khashoggi was deliberately killed inside the consulate.

 

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