Saudi Arabia mentioned on Sunday it will retaliate to doable financial sanctions taken by different states over the case of Jamal Khashoggi, the state information company SPA reported quoting an official supply.
The dominion will reply to any measure towards it with larger measures, the supply mentioned, including: “The Saudi economic system has very important and influential roles for the worldwide economic system.”
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“The dominion affirms its whole rejection of any threats and makes an attempt to undermine it, whether or not by threatening to impose financial sanctions, utilizing political pressures, or repeating false accusations,” the supply was quoted as saying.
Saudi Arabia has been below stress since Khashoggi, a outstanding critic of Riyadh and a U.S. resident, disappeared on Oct. 2 after getting into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
U.S. President Donald Trump is predicted to name King Salman quickly as questions mount in regards to the disappearance of the Saudi journalist.
Trump mentioned in a CBS interview on Saturday that there could be “extreme punishment” for Saudi Arabia if it seems that Khashoggi was killed within the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
A delegation from Saudi Arabia has arrived in Turkey as a part of a joint investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance.
Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 relating to paperwork for his deliberate marriage, however Turkish officers and his fiancée, who was ready exterior, mentioned he by no means got here out.
“(The dominion appreciates) fact as a substitute of speeding and searching for to take advantage of rumours and accusations to attain targets and agendas unrelated to the seek for fact,” the Saudi assertion mentioned.