Canada Saudi Arabian group apologizes for posting image appearing to threaten Canada with 9/11-style attack

01:36  07 august  2018
01:36  07 august  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Saudi Arabia 'allergic to criticism', making example out of Canada, analysts say

  Saudi Arabia 'allergic to criticism', making example out of Canada, analysts say Saudi Arabia's diplomatic retaliation against Canada is likely the result of several factors, analysts say, including Riyadh's thin skin, its frustration with Ottawa, and its Crown prince's penchant for a muscle-flexing foreign policy that seeks to make one thing clear: Criticism won't be tolerated.In fact, the latter is why one analyst who spoke with CBC News says a "grovelling" public apology from Canada is likely the only way to resolve the dispute.

A Saudi Arabian youth organization is apologizing after posting an image on Twitter appearing to show an Air Canada plane heading toward the CN Tower in a way that is reminiscent of the 9 / 11 terror attacks . Saudi youth group quickly deleted the image and issued an apology .

Saudi Arabian state media tweeted an infographic appearing to show an Air Canada airliner heading towards the Toronto skyline in a way that recalled the September 11 , 2001 terror attacks . Saudi Arabia expelled Canada 's ambassador after an official account called for the release of detained women's

a white sign with black text: Infographic KSA, a Saudi youth organization, posted a picture on its Twitter account appearing to show a plan headed towards the CN Tower in a way that is reminiscent of the 9/11 terror attacks. KSA © Twitter Infographic KSA, a Saudi youth organization, posted a picture on its Twitter account appearing to show a plan headed towards the CN Tower in a way that is reminiscent of the 9/11 terror attacks. KSA

A Saudi Arabian youth organization is apologizing after after posting an image on Twitter appearing to show an Air Canada plane heading toward the CN Tower in a way that is reminiscent of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.

"As the Arabic saying goes: 'He who interferes with what doesn't concern him finds what doesn't please him,'" reads a caption superimposed over the image. The infographic also accuses Canada of "sticking one's nose where it doesn't belong."

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.

A Saudi Arabian social media creative group has published a picture of an Air Canada flight moving towards the CN Tower, accompanied by a warning The tweet has since been removed, as were the pictures on Instagram. More great optics here by Saudi , posting a threatening message alongside a

In Saudi ’s latest rift, now with # Canada — an account connected to the Saudi Royal Court has published images with text of an dispute, terrorism, trade, 9 / 11 , Saudi government, Canada , Saudi Arabia . 06/08 19:15Verified Saudi Account Seemingly Threatens Canada With 9 / 11 Style Attack .

It was posted on the Twitter account of Infographic KSA which, according its website, is a Saudi youth organization made up of volunteers interested in technology.

The move follows the outbreak of a public spat between the governments of Canada and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over human rights.

Saudi Arabia ordered the Canadian ambassador to leave the country and recalled its own ambassador on Sunday after Global Affairs Canada sent a tweet expressing "grave concern" over the recent arrests of civil society and women's rights activists and calling for their "immediate release."

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry responded on Twitter saying "KSA through its history has not and will not accept any form of interfering in the internal affairs of the Kingdom." Saudi Arabia also announced Sunday it would be suspending all new trade and investment transactions with Canada.

Infographic KSA has since deleted the tweet and posted an apology.

"The aircraft was intended to symbolize the return of the ambassador," read the tweet. "We realize this was not clear and any other meaning was unintentional."

The image was later reposted without the plane.

Canada not clear yet on Saudi retaliation .
OTTAWA - A federal official says Canada remains unclear about the measures Saudi Arabia is taking in response to Canadian criticism of its human rights policies. The official says Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland spoke with her Saudi counterpart Tuesday in part to get clarity about the measures, including one report that said Saudi banks and pension funds had been ordered to sell off their Canadian assets. Saudi Arabia has not confirmed that report, and the official — who spoke on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the matter — says a full understanding of their plans remains elusive.

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