Weekend Reads Saudi Arabia: Trudeau says he'll stand firm

00:02  09 august  2018
00:02  09 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.

“Permits are only approved if the exports are consistent with our foreign and defence policies, including human rights,” said Trudeau . On Tuesday Donald Trump touted US arms sales to Riyadh as he welcomed Saudi Arabia ’s crown prince to Washington.

In the current quarrel, analysts in Canada say the country represented “an easy target” for Saudi Arabia Roland Paris, a former foreign policy adviser to Trudeau , noted that there is a big difference between Saudi Arabia ’s utterly effective Canada, Saudi stand firm as diplomatic rift deepens.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference following a swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference following a swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will stand firm in its ongoing diplomatic battle with Saudi Arabia.

Trudeau says he will always take strong and clear positions in private and in public on questions of human rights.

He says that is what Canadians expect of his government.

Trudeau was speaking in Montreal this afternoon at a news conference regarding funding for aerospace company CAE.

a person wearing a costume© Provided by thecanadianpress.com The prime minister added that Canada respects the importance of Saudi Arabia in the world and recognizes it has made progress on a number of important issues.

Saudi Airlines to suspend Canadian flights

  Saudi Airlines to suspend Canadian flights TORONTO - The rift between the federal government and Saudi Arabia has prompted the country's state airline to suspend operations in Canada. Saudi Airlines issued a tweet early Tuesday saying flights to and from Canada would be suspended starting August 13. Saudi Arabia operates at least two routes to the country, both of which depart from Toronto. Transport Canada did not immediately respond to request for comment on the decision. Saudi Airlines' Saudi Airlines issued a tweet early Tuesday saying flights to and from Canada would be suspended starting August 13.

Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & disfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia They may not like him personally but they have to respect the fact that he loves America and is standing up for her I think Melania is looking at Justin Trudeau .

The Saudis hardly fear Trudeau , he is a subjugated clown. They know he ’ ll cave. And the left stands with sharia supemacists. It wasn’t immediately clear if he was in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia said it would recall its ambassador to Canada as well.

Saudi Arabia suspended diplomatic relations with Canada on Sunday in response to a tweet from Global Affairs Canada that criticized the Saudis for the arrest of social activists.

The kingdom has also cancelled new trading with Canada, rescinded student scholarships and recalled thousands of Saudi students studying in Canada and barred Canadian wheat imports.

One media report even has banks and state-owned pension funds being ordered to sell all their Canadian assets.

Canada waiting for details from Saudi Arabia: Freeland .
Canada waiting for details from Saudi Arabia: FreelandVANCOUVER - 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.

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