On Saturday, the US President pledged to impose "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if it turns out that Riyadh is behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who has been missing since October 2.
American lawmakers in both parties have been more critical of Saudi Arabia, with several suggesting officials in the kingdom could be sanctioned if they were found to be involved in Khashoggi's disappearance and alleged killing. That prompted a pugnacious Saudi response on Sunday: "The kingdom also affirms that if it is [targeted by] any action, it will respond with greater action".
Saudi Arabia has been under pressure since Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Riyadh and a United States resident, disappeared on October 2 after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish officials say they believe a 15-member Saudi "assassination squad" killed Khashoggi at the consulate.
Investors have also taken fright, prompting Saudi stocks to tumble by around seven per cent at one point on Sunday, wiping out their gains for 2018.
"Human rights, freedom of information are essential rights and horrifying things have been reported and I am horrified", she told reporters in Bali where the International Monetary Fund is holding annual meetings. Unless we hear anything officially from WWE, we should assume that the event will still be taking place live in Saudi Arabia on November 2nd, but with the event currently unfolding, you'd have to think that, at least right now, that isn't a complete certainty.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to call King Salman soon as questions mount about the disappearance of the Saudi journalist.
Cengiz, who spent hours waiting for Khashoggi outside while holding his mobile phones, says her fiancée never walked out of the consulate to meet her. Surveillance footage shows her pacing around outside at 5:33 p.m., speaking on her mobile phone.
In protest of Khashoggi's disappearance, several USA businesses leaders have pulled out of next week's Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, dubbed "Davos in the Desert", after the annual meeting of world economic interests in Switzerland.
"We're gong to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment". It is unclear what those punishments could be, but Trump said he did not want to harm U.S. jobs by halting arms trade.
"It's being investigated, it's being looked at very, very strongly", Trump said.
Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after visiting its consulate in Istanbul.
Aldakhil added that Saudi arms purchases from the us and other trade could be at risk as well.
"What has been circulating about orders to kill (Khashoggi) are lies and baseless allegations against the government of the kingdom, which is committed to its principles, rules and traditions and is in compliance with global laws and conventions", Prince Abdulaziz said.
"We would be very upset and angry if that were the case", he said of Saudi Arabia being responsible.
The UAE, Oman, Jordan, Palestine and Yemen also expressed their full solidarity with Saudi Arabia.