A spat between Saudi Arabia and Canada escalated after the Canadian Foreign Minister called for the release of women’s-rights activistsMore
13 August, 2018, 03:30
In March 2015, Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador from Stockholm over criticism by the Swedish foreign minister of Riyadh's human rights record.
Saudi Arabia's diplomatic dispute with Canada over its arrest of women's rights activists will not affect the ultraconservative kingdom's oil sales to Canadian customers, the Saudi energy minister said Thursday.
Saudi Arabia's move had a brief impact on the Canadian dollar, with the loonie depreciating as much as 0.5 percent to CA$1.3120 per USA dollar Wednesday after the Financial Times reported the Saudi central bank and state pension funds instructed overseas asset managers to dispose of Canadian assets.
Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland is joined by High Representative for the European Union's Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini prior to a reception at the Royal Ontario Museum on the first day of meetings for foreign ministers from G7 countries in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 22, 2018.
APK-Inform said a recent decision by Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency to avoid buying Canadian wheat and barley in its worldwide tenders, due to a political dispute, could also enable Ukraine to sell more to Saudi.
The EU has been seeking clarifications from Saudi authorities on the circumstances around the arrests of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia since the first arrests in May, Kocinjancic told reporters.
Heather Nauert, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman, said Tuesday the U.S.is urging Canada and Saudi Arabia to use diplomacy to resolve their dispute.
"We will do so in a constructive and polite way", he continued, "but we will also remain firm on standing up for human rights everywhere around the world".
"We have to think long and hard about the avenues we take ... and making sure they don't impact people, especially out here on the prairies".
The intensity of Saudi Arabia's response has puzzled many, who say it is an extreme reaction to a relatively tame tweet that isn't much different from what Canada has said before. "We will continue to use the full range of methods of communication as appropriate".
The Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau's Canadian website claims that 95 per cent of foreign medical trainees in Canada are from the kingdom. He said the Trudeau government's apparent preference for social media over person-to-person communications is a mistake.
The move came after Germany's foreign minister last November remarked that Lebanon was a "pawn" of Saudi Arabia after the surprise resignation of its Prime Minister Saad Hariri while in Riyadh.
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This was an early game past year , and Spurs got a couple of late goals, but I feel they'll find it hard due to the World Cup. The Brazilian completed six dribbles and that created a lot of space for Newcastle to attack. "Nobody is injured.
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