Saudi dismisses threat of sanctions over Khashoggi

Journalists become increasing 'targets' for killings: watchdog


Saudi Arabia on Sunday dismissed threats of sanctions over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and vowed the oil-rich kingdom would retaliate against such action.

“The kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats or attempts to undermine it whether through threats to impose economic sanctions or the use of political pressure,” an official source said, quoted by state news agency SPA.

“The kingdom also affirms that it will respond to any action with a bigger one,” the source said.

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