An unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date: 2018/8/6 8:12 • 302 times scheduled[/rtl]
(Al-Furat News) Saudi Arabia asked the Canadian ambassador to leave the country within 24 hours to protest "Canada's frank and blatant interference in the kingdom's internal affairs," according to a statement by the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
Riyadh also recalled its ambassador from Canada for consultations, according to a statement issued on Sunday evening.
The Canadian Foreign Ministry criticized in an official statement last week the arrest of Saudi human rights activists including Samar Badawi, a Saudi rights activist who holds US citizenship.
Activists are demanding the end of the male guardianship system for women.
Canada also called for the release of "all other peaceful human rights activists".
A number of Saudi activists have been arrested in recent months, and some may face charges of working for foreign forces.
The Saudi foreign ministry strongly protested Canada's statements as a "blatant and blatant interference in the kingdom's internal affairs and contrary to the most basic international norms and all the charters governing relations between countries."
She considered the Canadian ambassador "an undesirable person" and asked him to leave the country within the next 24 hours.
The statement issued by the Saudi Foreign Ministry said that the arrest of the persons whom Canada spoke about was "carried out by the competent authority, the Public Prosecution, on charges of committing crimes that must be suspended in accordance with the regular procedures followed."
He pointed out that these measures "ensured them their rights considered legitimate and system and provided them with all the guarantees during the stages of investigation and trial."
The Saudi foreign ministry also called on Canada to "immediately release" the detainees.
The use of that phrase was "very unfortunate", she said, adding that it was "unacceptable and unacceptable in relations between States".
It also announced "freezing all new trade and investment transactions between the Kingdom and Canada."
She referred to "her right to take further action"