Endeavor Considers Withdrawing From Saudi Arabia Deal

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Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if it is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkish officials say Khashoggi, 59, was killed when he entered the consulate and his body was removed from the country by a Saudi hit team that arrived in Turkey the same day.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is understood to be preparing a report in which it is likely to admit dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation at its consulate in Istanbul, according to a media report.

The king thanked Erdogan for welcoming the Saudi proposal for the joint group and said no one could undermine their relationship.

President Trump takes questions from reporters in Georgia.

The president has sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to investigate the disappearance.

On October 2, Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate with his fiancée to get documents proving his divorce. Trump's argument that any such curtailment would entail a US economic sacrifice and would only open a market for Russian Federation and China to exploit is phony because his claim of securing $110 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia is also phony. The Turkish prosecutor was seen leaving later, a Reuters witness said Tuesday.

'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 club already have a connection with the oil-rich Gulf state after announcing a strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia's General Sports Authority past year.

The defections could jeopardize the large feesglobalbanks and investment firms have been earning from the kingdom - and the promise of even bigger business if Saudi Arabia makes good on plans to privatize its oil industry and boost foreign investment in a variety of sectors. It had been claimed that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman - the son of King Salman of Saudi Arabia - is considering bidding for the Glazer family's private shares in United. Surveillance footage from cameras surrounding the consulate showed Khashoggi entering the complex but did not show him leaving.

Donald Trump had previously suggested "rogue killers" could be behind Mr Khashoggi's disappearance. Several business leaders and media outlets have backed out of the upcoming investment conference in Riyadh, called the Future Investment Initiative.

Bahrain called for a boycott of Uber, in which PIF has invested $3.5 billion, after its chief executive officer said he would not attend the conference.

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