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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

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Canadian ambassador expelled over human rights spat with Saudi Arabia . 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

Canadian ambassador expelled over human rights spat with Saudi Arabia . 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

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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.

Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy for urging activists' release. On Monday, Canada ’s foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland , said in her first response to VANCOUVER - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa will have to wait to hear more details from Saudi Arabia before it

Freeland says Canada waiting for answers on relationship with Saudi Arabia after ambassador expelled. Around 10 per cent of Canada ’s oil imports come from Saudi Arabia . Bilateral trade between the two nations is around billion a year.

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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