Canada Canada waiting for details from Saudi Arabia: Freeland

04:10  07 august  2018
04:10  07 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador

  Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador Saudi Arabia expelling Canadian ambassador"We consider the Canadian ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia persona non grata and order him to leave within the next 24 hours," Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry said on Twitter.

Saudi Arabia has said it is freezing all new trade with Canada and expelling its ambassador over its "interference" in the kingdom's domestic affairs. What did Canada say? Image copyright AFP. Image caption Chrystia Freeland called for the release of The details of life in a refugee camp. Video.

Move comes as US asks Riyadh for more details on detention of human rights activists that sparked diplomatic row. Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy for urging activists' release. On Monday, Canada ’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland , said in her first response to Riyadh expelling the

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VANCOUVER - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa will have to wait to hear more details from Saudi Arabia before it responds to the country's decision to freeze new trade deals and expel Canada's ambassador.

Freeland says it's "premature" to comment on the status of Canada's arms deal with Saudi Arabia or the economic consequences of the move, adding that she's waiting for more specifics from the country.

Canada an 'easy' target for Saudi Arabia: analysts

  Canada an 'easy' target for Saudi Arabia: analysts OTTAWA - Analysts say Saudi Arabia's decision to expel Canada's ambassador and freeze new trade deals will resonate in the region and rally support domestically. Saudi Arabia announced the measures Sunday, days after Global Affairs Canada tweeted that it's concerned about the arrests of civil society and women's rights activists in the country.

While Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Ottawa will wait to hear more details from Saudi Arabia before responding to the country's decision to freeze new trade deals and expel Canada 's ambassador, she defended Canada 's position, insisting Ottawa will always stand up for human rights.

In her first public response to Saudi Arabia 's actions, foreign minister Chrystia Freeland said, "Let me be very clear On Monday, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir again criticised Canada 's calls to free arrested civil 8/8. A Saudi woman waits for coffee on the commute in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia .

She also says there's nothing new about Canada's support for human rights.

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Freeland's comments come a day after Saudi Arabia made the decision in retaliation to a Global Affairs Canada's tweet that expressed concerned about the arrests of civil society and women's rights activists in the country.

Saudi Arabia's move to freeze new trade deals could threaten Canada's $15-billion arms deal that includes providing armoured vehicles to the country.

Freeland would only tell reporters today that the Canadian ambassador is "fine" and would not disclose his location.

Ottawa was surprised by Saudi Arabia’s angry reaction to its human rights concerns .
Federal officials were caught off guard by Saudi Arabia’s angry response to Ottawa’s social media criticism of the detention of several activists, saying that Canada’s message was little different than what had been conveyed publicly and privately in the past. The tweets sent by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and her department set off a diplomatic firestorm that saw Saudi Arabia’s leaders accuse Canada of “blatant” interference in the kingdom’s affairs and react with a series of retaliatory measures.

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