Several European countries are pushing for a joint Saudi-Turkey investigation into what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. It has become the biggest show for investors to promote Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform vision.
The joint statement - which came a day after the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg - stressed the need for a "credible investigation" to take place.
The UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Palestine and Yemen affirmed their full solidarity with Saudi Arabia against all those who attempt to undermine or seek to harm the Kingdom's policy, position and sovereignty in statements made on Sunday.
The Sultanate of Oman has confirmed its support for the efforts of Saudi Arabia to clarify the truth regarding the disappearance of the Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi, calling for verification before issuing any judgements.
Saudi Arabia dismissed on Saturday accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as "lies and baseless allegations", as Riyadh and Ankara spar over the missing journalist's fate.More news: Cent Offers Big-Money Bellator Deal To Khabib Nurmagomedov
Turkish officials have expressed frustration at Saudi's level of cooperation, having still not been allowed to access the consulate building, despite promises.
Of course, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are working together - or appearing to be - regarding the Khashoggi's disappearance.
But President Trump, who also has Saudi business ties, says he does not want the U.S.to cancel lucrative military contracts with the kingdom.
Flake said that if it is true that Khashoggi was murdered and the Saudi leadership was involved, "severe action needs to be taken and I think the Congress will take it upon themselves to take that action".
"He knew the time is getting very close for him to be arrested, and he chose to leave Saudi Arabia and go to Washington to be able to speak his mind and not be arrested", Okda said.
Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency said on Sunday.More news: British royal newlyweds release official wedding photos
"If they don't buy it from us, they're going to buy it from Russian Federation or they're going to buy it from China or they're going to buy it from other countries", he said.
Citing anonymous sources, the Washington Post reported Friday that Turkey's government has told USA officials it has audio and video proof that Khashoggi was killed and dismembered.
A number of members of Congress have pressed the Trump administration to impose sanctions on the country in response to the Khashoggi affair.
He said any response to Khashoggi's killing "needs to be strong, not symbolic", including the possibility of cutting off USA weapons sales to Riyadh, or it would undermine the U.S.'s moral standing in the world.
The Republic of Djibouti condemned the media campaign against Saudi Arabia and at the same time reiterated its firm stand on the kingdom's policies and its efforts to consolidate peace and promote prosperity at the regional and global levels.More news: Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney for first downunder tour