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Gerard Butler explains why he canceled Saudi Arabia trip amid Khashoggi's disappearance

Today 13:36 GMT

Actor Gerard Butler said on Monday he canceled an upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia to promote a new film because it felt like an “incredibly insensitive” time to visit amid activist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Butler said once his team was informed of what was happening, “it just didn’t feel like a good time to be getting involved.”

SAUDI ARABIA VOWS TO RETALIATE IF TRUMP FOLLOWS THROUGH ON 'SEVERE PUNISHMENT' THREAT OVER KHASHOGGI. President Trump on Monday said he was "immediately" sending Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Saudi Arabia to meet with King Salman, who he said "denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened to 'our Saudi Arabian citizen.'" While the president vowed to reporters that, "We are going to leave nothing uncovered" he suggested that "rogue killers" could've been behind Khashoggi's disappearance.

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Source: Common Domain

Saudi Arabia Threatens to Retaliate After U.S. Pressure Over Journalist’s Disappearance

Monday 03:19 GMT

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate against possible punitive measures a day after President Trump vowed “severe punishment” if an investigation proves that the kingdom was behind the suspected death of a prominent Saudi journalist. The Saudi government said that, in the event that economic sanctions or other forms of punishment were imposed on the kingdom, “it will respond with greater action,” according to an official statement, which didn’t specifically mention the U.S. or any other country.

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Source: Fox News

Trump warns of ‘severe punishment’ if Saudi Arabia behind journalist’s disappearance

Sunday 12:39 GMT

“We’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment,” Trump said in an interview with CBS News to be aired Sunday.

Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote columns in the Washington Post critical of the Saudi government, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul October 2 and disappeared. Trump said the U.S. would be “very upset and angry” if the Saudi government was behind it, adding that the Saudis had denied it “every way you can imagine.”

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Source: Washington Post

Trump says he will call Saudi king about Khashoggi’s disappearance, calls it ‘a terrible thing’

Saturday 22:45 GMT

President Trump said Friday that he plans to call Saudi Arabia’s king to discuss the disappearance and alleged killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

Trump, who made his comments upon landing in Ohio to headline a campaign rally, said he plans to call Saudi Arabia’s King Salman “at some point” to discuss Khashoggi’s unexplained disappearance.


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