Trump: I’d hit Saudis overkilling

The People - - NEWS FEATURES - By Karen Rock­ett

DON­ALD Trump warned Saudi Ara­bia it would be “se­verely pun­ished” if it is proven it mur­dered jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi.

Wash­ing­ton Post writer Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudis, was al­legedly tor­tured and killed at its em­bassy in Is­tan­bul, Turkey, early this month.

A Turk­ish se­cu­rity source said its spies had au­dio ev­i­dence of Mr Khashoggi’s screams as he was beaten, then hacked to pieces.

Tory for­mer For­eign Sec­re­tary Sir Mal­colm Rifkind called for sanc­tions against Saudi Ara­bia.

United Na­tions Sec­re­tary Gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res urged the Saudis to tell the truth, say­ing he feared such dis­ap­pear­ances would be­come a “new nor­mal”.

Saudi Ara­bia called ac­cu­sa­tions it or­dered Mr Khashoggi’s killing “lies”.

Tech­ni­cal ex­perts doubted a claim that his Ap­ple watch recorded the al­leged tor­ture and sent the data to his iphone which his fi­ancée held out­side the em­bassy. SHOCKED Larissa Hill, 48, found a wal­laby nap­ping in her dou­ble bed be­fore it hopped it af­ter an hour in Mataranka, North­ern Aus­tralia.

‘TOR­TURED’: Khashoggi

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