August 6, 2018

Saudi Arabia Expels Canadian Ambassador Over Rights Criticism

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Monday and announced a freeze on “all new business” between the two countries in response to Canadian complaints about the arrests of two Saudi rights activists.

In a series of uncharacteristically aggressive statements on its Twitter feed, the Saudi Foreign Ministry declared the Canadian ambassador, Dennis Horak, persona non grata and gave him 24 hours to leave the kingdom. Read more.

NY Times

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador, freezes new trade deals - Al Arabiya
Saudi suspends scholarships to Canada, transfers thousands to other countries - Al Arabiya

Saudi Arabia Feud With Canada Explained (video) - RT
Tensions rising between Saudi Arabia, Canada over human rights - PressTV

Did Saudis threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack? Some believe they did… - RT

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