Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 10:45 AM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 10:45 AM ET

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National Audio 10:45 AM ET

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NAT062 - (Saudi-Arabia-Missing-Writer) ISTANBUL. x-11s. U-S President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U-S response. Earlier this week Trump threatened "severe punishment" if the Saudis were found to be responsible but also indicated his reluctance to place sanctions on the kingdom that could jeopardize an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. Fatih Oke, executive director of the Turkish Arab Media Association, is calling on the Saudi king to punish the authority that gave the orders to kill Khashoggi. ("..the American public.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: Saudi officials are also saying 18 arrests have been made in the case and that a top Saudi intelligence officer has been relieved of his post. …

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