Canada’s PM: We will not apologise to Saudi Arabia

Clay Curtis
August 13, 2018

The uproar follows-and does no service to-the kingdom's effort to show the West a new, more modern face. Being a reformer is not the same as being a democrat, however.

The Canadian government's dispute with Saudi Arabia has leaders in Saskatchewan concerned about energy and agriculture trading.

Saudi Arabia plans to freeze relations with Canada in trade because of the conflict that could give Ukraine to resume wheat exports this season. In March 2015, after Sweden's Foreign Minister criticized the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi, the kingdom recalled its ambassador and blocked business visas for Swedish nationals.

"A mistake has been made and a mistake should be corrected", Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Wednesday. As of next week, the Saudi-owned airline will cease direct flights to and from Toronto and there is at least one report that the government has also ordered state-owned pension funds and banks to sell off Canadian assets.

"We are studying the possible implications of this situation and its possible impact on current or proposed transactions between SNC-Lavalin Group companies and customers controlled by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", the company said.

Saudi Arabian medical residents and clinical fellows are finding themselves in the middle of the escalating diplomatic spat between the kingdom and Canada. "We can't do it for them, they need to resolve it together", Nauert said in a briefing.

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But I will say this to you , I was complicit with this White House deceiving this nation", she said. Gidley said, "The president runs this country.

The International Society for Human Rights (IGFM) based in Frankfurt said that Germany and the European Union must not remain passive in the dispute, German Press Agency dpa reported Friday.

"It is diplomacy by tweet that is responsible", he said.

Trudeau, who was heavily criticized for his 2017 tweet welcoming refugees to Canada as the US was clamping down on its asylum system, didn't apologize for making use of the medium in this situation. "I respect the rights of individual countries to make their decisions and speak for themselves". "We will continue to use the full range of methods of communication as appropriate".

"Canadians expect that, and indeed people around the world expect that leadership from Canada", he said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backed Freeland.

Canada needs to learn from its mistake and work on its face-to-face diplomatic skills, said O'Toole, who nonetheless characterized the Saudi response as being "over the top".

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