Kyiv: The Saudi stock market fell on Sunday after President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” for the disappearance of Washington Post employee Jamal Khashoggi.
The Tadawul Exchange in Riyadh has fallen more than 6 percent on the first day of the trading week, with 182 of its 186 listed stocks showing losses by the beginning of the day.
Turkish officials say they are afraid that Saudi agents killed and disbanded Hashoggi after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, stating that they had audio and video recordings that they did not show. The kingdom called the charges "unfounded", but did not show any evidence that the journalist had ever left the consulate.
"We are going to sort this out and there will be a severe punishment," said Trump, commenting on what happened.