Veteran Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared over a week ago while on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, sparking an worldwide uproar involving the kingdom, Turkey and the United States that remains unresolved until today.
Twenty-two US senators last Wednesday forced a USA investigation of whether human rights sanctions should be imposed over the disappearance of Khashoggi.
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"It's being investigated, it's being looked at very, very strongly", Trump said.
On Saturday, the US President pledged to impose "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if it turns out that Riyadh is behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who has been missing since October 2.
Trump also said "we would be punishing ourselves" by cancelling arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which his administration touted on his first overseas trip.
Earlier, several U.S. companies and business leaders pulled out of an upcoming The Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia as questions mount over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist.
The selection of Saudi Arabia, as CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett documents in his book "Mr. Trump's Wild Ride", bucked prior presidents' habit of first visiting a more traditional U.S. ally, and signaled that the administration wanted to put a greater emphasis on good relations with Riyadh.
"There are other things we can do that are very, very powerful, very strong and we'll do them", he added, without saying what those measures might be.
As a contributor to the Post, Khashoggi has written extensively about Saudi Arabia, including criticism of its war in Yemen, its recent diplomatic spat with Canada and its arrest of women's rights activists after the lifting of a ban on women driving.
Khashoggi disappeared over a week ago while on a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, sparking an worldwide uproar involving the Kingdom, Turkey and the United States that remains unresolved.
Cengiz said she waited for Khashoggi to come out of the consulate, but he never left.
"If they don't buy it from us, they're going to buy it from Russian Federation or they're going to buy it from China", he said.
The truth is that if Washington imposes sanctions on Riyadh, it will stab its own economy to death, even though it thinks that it is stabbing only Riyadh!
USA senators have triggered a provision of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act requiring the president to determine whether a foreign person is responsible for a gross human rights violation.
Riyadh on Saturday dismissed accusations that authorities there had ordered Khashoggi be murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as "lies and baseless allegations". I had planned a party. we would have been married now.
Amnesty International demanded the Saudi authorities reveal what happened to Khashoggi as it said Riyadh was "responsible at a minimum for enforced disappearance".
Mr Trump said: "They are ordering military equipment". Richard Blumenthal about the situation and he said that WWE and all other business should reevaluate their relationship with Saudi Arabia.