Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

Saudi officials denied the allegations, saying the well-known opposition journalist left the building through another exit.

Cengiz appealed to Trump in an opinion piece for the Washington Post on Tuesday, calling on him to "help shed light on Jamal's disappearance". As chair of the subcommittee on appropriations handling US foreign assistance, he had voted in favor of a $500 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia in 2017.

White House National Security Advisor, Ambassador John Bolton and White House Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner spoke to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman yesterday about the missing Washington Post journalist.

Mr Trump also said he had spoken with the Saudis about what he called a "bad situation", but he did not disclose details of his conversations.

3.28am Private jet carrying Saudis arrives in Istanbul from Riyadh
3.28am Private jet carrying Saudis arrives in Istanbul from Riyadh

Daily Sabah, a Turkish newspaper with close ties to the government, named and published photos on Tuesday of the alleged 15-member Saudi assassination team accused of travelling to Istanbul on the day Khashoggi disappeared.

"The Saudis have a lot of explaining to do because all indications are that they have been involved at minimum with his disappearance", Corker told the Associated Press. Trump said there would be no United States sanctions on the oil-rich kingdom, claiming that the Saudi's were spending $110 billion (€95 billion) on USA military equipment. Among them was a forensics expert, it says.

State Department senior officials have spoken with Saudi Arabia through diplomatic channels about the matter, the top U.S. diplomat added.

Trump threatened Riyadh on Saturday with "severe punishment" if Khashoggi, a contributor for the Washington Post who has been critical of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed inside its Istanbul consulate. "The people who took him from us, irrespective of their political positions, must be held accountable and punished to the full extent of the law", she said. "We demand to know the truth".

Vice President Mike Pence signals the US may help investigate the disappearance of the Washington Post contributor and prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., endorsed a break in the U.S. -Saudi relationship in a tweet last week.

"We have not yet seen cooperation on this subject and we want to see it", Cavusoglu said during the trip to London in comments broadcast on Turkish television. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as available.' Sarah Sanders, ' she said.

Turkish claims that a well-known Saudi writer and government critic was slain inside his country's diplomatic mission in Turkey have put the Trump administration in a delicate spot.

A surveillance image has surfaced, showing Khashoggi entering the consulate October 2.

"We should be extending support from our federal agencies for a real investigation", Kaine tweeted. USA intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture Khashoggi before he vanished, according to the Post, which cited two people familiar with the information. Earlier Wednesday, a bipartisan group of more than 20 senators instructed Trump to order an investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance under legislation that authorizes the imposition of sanctions for perpetrators of extrajudicial killings, torture or other gross human rights violations.

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