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Saudi Arabia strikes back at United States over political rhetoric, threatens oil stability

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Lloyd Bates | 18 October, 2018, 06:31

Saudi stocks made a strong comeback on Monday after days of heavy losses in economic fallout linked to political tensions over the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a USA resident, disappeared on 2 October after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

"There needs to be a credible investigation to establish the truth about what happened, and - if relevant - to identify those bearing responsibility for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and ensure that they are held to account", the countries said in a joint statement. The article begins by noting that Silicon Valley startups such as WeWork, DoorDash, Wag, and Slack all wouldn't exist without investments from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday there would be "severe punishment" for Saudi Arabia if it turned out that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate.

Saudi Arabia is threatening to hit the United States economy with targeted countermeasures that would impact the domestic USA economy "much harder" than the Saudi's, including curtailing investment in U.S. resources as well as putting a halt to purchasing weapons systems from the USA, a move that would drastically impact weapon manufacturers who have well-embedded ties to the U.S. government.

While Trump commented at the White House, Turkish crime scene investigators finally entered the Saudi consulate to comb the building where Khashoggi was last seen alive two weeks ago.

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White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow declined to speculate on what Trump might do after the president promised "severe punishment" in a "60 Minutes" interview, if the US determines that Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

But top business leaders are now distancing themselves from the Saudi government.

Saudi Arabia has pledged to retaliate economically for any US punitive action. Turning a blind eye to the human rights abuses of Saudi Arabia is no way of "changing the world". A Saudi-owned satellite channel later suggested the world's largest oil exporter could wield that production as a weapon against America.

There's now some doubt about whether US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will attend the Riyadh conference.

CNN reported that the Saudis were going to admit the killing had occurred but deny the king or crown prince had ordered it. "Because of the leadership, because of the location, because of the people in the kingdom, we can make it happen". "I've heard that report but nobody's knows if it's an official report".

And Rubio said that no USA government officials should be attending the Saudi conference until they get some official answers about what happened.

"It's being investigated, it's being looked at very, very strongly", Trump said. Executivesincluding JPMorgan Chase (JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon have pulled out of an investment conference taking place in the kingdom later this month.

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