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Saudi Arabia: Any action against Kingdom will be met with bigger reaction

Sunday October 14, 2018 7:51 PM, News Network

Saudi US Tension Over Jamal Khashoggi

Riyadh: Amidst raging tension over disapperance of a Saudi national and journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, from Istanbul, Saudi Arabia facing possible sactions dismissed such threats saying any action against the Kingdom will be met with greater and even bigger reaction.

"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.

The source said that Saudi Arabia, and from its leading stance in the Arab and Muslim world, has played a leading role throughout history to achieve stability and security in the region and the world. He added that the kingdom continues to work with brotherly and friendly countries to promote these goals.

“These weak endeavors like those before it will end in demise, and the government and people of Saudi Arabia will remain steadfast as usual, regardless of circumstances or pressures,” the source said.

He added the Kingdom’s economy is influential, and that any action against the Kingdom will be responded to with greater reaction, adding that the kingdom’s economy is only prone to being affected by international circumstances.

The strong reaction from Saudi Arabia came in the midst of reports that pressure is mounting on US President Donald Trump to take punitive action against Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who a section of media claimed that had been murdered by Saudi intelligence inside its counsulate in Istambul, Turkey.

Interestingly, Donald Trump himself ruled out any action against Saudi Arabia saying any such endeavour will mean punishing the United States itself.

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