During an interview with "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night, President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" against Saudi Arabia if it was found to have been involved in the journalist's disappearance.
The drop in the Tadawul exchange in Riyadh happened Sunday, the first day of trading. The sales are a "tremendous order for our companies", and if the Saudis don't buy their weaponry from the US, they will get it from others, he said. Saudi officials claim that the journalist left the embassy but Turkish officials say he may have been murdered inside the consulate by Saudi agents.
"We encourage joint Saudi-Turkish efforts in that regard, and expect the Saudi government to provide a complete and detailed response", they added.
"The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by threatening to impose economic sanctions, using political pressures, or repeating false accusations that will not undermine the Kingdom and its staunch positions and Arab, Islamic and worldwide status, the outcome of these weak endeavours, like their predecessors, is a demise", the country's press agency said, citing an "official source". "The Kingdom also affirms that if it receives any action, it will respond with greater action".
The statement did not elaborate.
Watch Brent and WTI trade in real time here. "If the price of oil reaching $80 angered President Trump, no one should rule out the price jumping to $100, or $200, or even double that figure", he wrote.
Saudi Arabia has pledged to retaliate economically for any USA punitive action.
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Sens. Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake, members of the Foreign Relations Committee, have said Congress is prepared to move quickly and firmly if Trump fails to adequately respond to Khashoggi's disappearance.
"The links of SoftBank Group with Saudi Arabia have helped to lower the action", commented to AFP Yoshihiro Okumura, Chibagin Asset Management.
Rubio appeared on CNN's "State of the Union", NBC's "Meet the Press" and CBS' "Face the Nation", Flake spoke on ABC's "This Week", and Kudlow also was on ABC and "Fox News Sunday".
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be a crown victor when Uber goes public next year. While Turkey and the kingdom differ on political issues, Saudi investments are a crucial lifeline for Ankara amid trouble with its lira currency.
JP Morgan Chase and Ford did not comment on whether the decision was related to concerns about the disappearance of Khashoggi.
"It's cumulative - the Yemen war, the dispute with Qatar, the tensions with Canada and Germany, the arrests of women activists".
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, expressed profound appreciation for the distinguishing position of the Kingdom as a major power ensuring security and stability in the Arab and Muslim worlds, commending all the constructive initiatives and policies adopted by the Kingdom to underpin regional and international peace and development.