Trump threatens to punish Saudi Arabia for missing journalist

Saudi Arabia said it will push back against any threat after Turkish officials claimed Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by a Saudi hit squad.
2:06 | 10/15/18

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Return now to the disappearance of Washington Post columnist democracy army Saudi Arabia's king is trying to ease tensions with Turkey. After reports that to show he was killed by a Saudi hit squad and Turkey earlier this month. This comes as president trump threatens to punish the saudis if they were involved in his death. As the US and Saudi Arabia quash over the case of Washington Post column mr. Walcott show geek Saudi king some on personally called Turkey's president. To thank you forced open a joint investigation. The Saudi native and journalists who lives in the US was last seen walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul October 2. The Washington Post reports Turkish officials say they have audio and video proof. -- sure he was killed inside the compound Saudi Arabia is promising to push back against any severe punishment that targets its government. If the bill response to president fronts threat made in the sixty minutes interview. We're going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment. Saudi Arabia's denied any involvement in the disappearance of a surety. A well known critic of the regime. There's a lot at stake and may be especially so because this man was a reporter. Is something you'll be surprised your mission and that is something really. Terrible and disgusting about that if that were the case. But the president insists even if the Saudi involvement is confirmed. He will not cancel a lucrative arms deal with the saudis. Boeing Lockheed. Great piano and all these kind I don't want to hear her jobs. I don't want to lose in order like that there are other ways of I'm punishing. Global business leaders are now reassessing their ties with Saudi Arabia many sponsors and attendees have pulled out of an upcoming economic conference in Saudi Arabia. But not US Treasury Secretary Steve religion. Mission additional make up his mind as the week progresses and as new information surfaces on senator Marco Rubio told CNN that a porch stories are I don't think we should continue its business as usual. Several several air countries are now coming to Saudi Arabia side Egypt Jordan and Lebanon have all expressed solidarity with the saudis.

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