Saudi Arabia says it will hit back against Jamal Khashoggi ‘threats’

Saudi Prince as thin skinned as Trump

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Pressure grows on Riyadh as Turkey presses UK to force it to cooperate with investigation

Saudi Arabia has warned it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump made a point of visiting Saudi Arabia on his first overseas trip as president and has touted arms sales to the kingdom. But both the White House and Saudi Arabia are under mounting pressure over the disappearance and probable murder of Khashoggi, who has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

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