'We're going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment,' Trump told US media.
US President Donald Trump on Saturday alleged that Saudi Arabia could be behind the disappearance of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump also warned of "severe punishment" if the same turns out to be true, news agency AFP reported.
"We're going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment," Trump told US media.
"As of this moment, they deny it and they deny it vehemently. Could it be them? Yes," Trump said in the interview, which was conducted on Thursday.
US President Donald Trump, speaking to reporters in Ohio, said he had not yet spoken to Saudi Arabia's King Salman about Khashoggi's disappearance but would be calling him "pretty soon," news agency Reuters reported.
"This is a very serious thing and we're looking at it in a very serious manner," Trump added.