The latest high profile invitee to say they would not attend the conference was the CEO of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, a spokesperson confirmed Sunday. Ford Motor Co said Chairman Bill Ford has canceled his trip to the Middle East, which included an appearance at the Saudi investment conference. He too had been scheduled to speak.
France, Germany and the United Kingdom have also demanded a credible investigation, saying: "We encourage joint Saudi-Turkish efforts in that regard, and expect the Saudi Government to provide a complete and detailed response". The kingdom has called the allegations of foul play "baseless" but has offered no evidence the writer left the consulate. The sales are a "tremendous order for our companies", and if the Saudis don't buy their weaponry from the US, they will get it from others, he said.
Rubio tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that "we can never be a voice for human rights anywhere in the world if we allow a situation like this to go forward and us do nothing about it".
Turkey also had served as an outlet to Iran while it faced economic sanctions before the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
But, he adds, that "cannot supersede our commitment to human rights".
Saudi Arabia will allow Turkey to search its consulate in Istanbul Monday afternoon, almost two weeks after prominent journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi entered the consulate on October 2 and has not been seen since.
Florida Republican Marco Rubio tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he doesn't think any USA government officials "should be going and pretending as it's business as usual, until we know exactly what's happened here".
Federica Mogherini would raise the issue at the council meeting, she told reporters in Luxembourg ahead of the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting.
In an overnight 60 Minutes interview, the United States leader said the consequences of Saudi Arabia being involved in Khashoggi's death would be "severe".
Economic adviser Larry Kudlow says that when Trump "warns, people should take him at his word".
Trump quoted the King on Monday as saying that neither he nor his son, Crown Prince Mohammed, had any information about what had happened to Khashoggi.
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A statement also promised that if the kingdom receives any action "it will respond with greater action". Even just hinting that it won't replace the barrels lost from Iran due to USA sanctions could be enough to push prices toward $100 a barrel.
They have yet to publish any evidence of him being slain, though surveillance footage around the consulate shows a convoy of vehicles with diplomatic license plates leaving the Saudi Consulate for the consul's home in Istanbul a little under two hours after Khashoggi's arrival. Germany, France and Britain also jointly called for a "credible investigation".
In Istanbul, meanwhile, investigators entered the consulate for their own investigation.
Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet King Salman over the case that has strained the Americans' relationship with the Saudis, carefully cultivated by the US president. Three foreign ministers from the U.K., France and Germany called for "a credible investigation to establish the truth about what happened [to Khashoggi]", and for those responsible for his disappearance to be held accountable.
"We encourage joint Saudi-Turkish efforts in that regard, and expect the Saudi government to provide a complete and detailed response", they added.
Branson, who dropped two directorships linked to Saudi tourism projects around the Red Sea, said claims about Khashoggi's disappearance would "change the ability of any of us in the West to do business with the Saudi government".
Nevertheless, the Saudi Stock Exchange plummeted about 7 percent at one point Sunday on fears of economic fallout from the diplomatic dispute, before recovering some of its losses later in the day.
"It has been 13 days since the event, so surely proving some of the evidence might be difficult" the Turkish official said.
Already, worldwide business leaders are pulling out of the kingdom's upcoming investment forum, a high-profile event known as "Davos in the Desert", and the sell-off on Riyadh's Tadawul stock exchange showed that investors are uneasy.
"The king firmly denied any knowledge of it", Trump told reporters after speaking with King Salman.