Saudi Arabia defies ‘threats’ over missing writer

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Saudi Arabia rejects political and economic “threats” over missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. State news agency SPA says quoting an unnamed senor source that the country would respond to any punitive action “with a bigger one”. Mr. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on October 02nd after visiting its consulate in Istanbul.

US President Donald Trump said he would “punish” Saudi Arabia if it were found responsible for killing him. The authorities in Istanbul believe Mr Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate by Saudi agents. Riyadh has dismissed the claims as “lies”.

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