Axar.az
UP
15 August 2018


Saudi FM chides Canada for meddling in internal affairs

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Rebuffing Canada, the Saudi foreign minister on Wednesday said the country’s detention of human rights activists "has nothing to do with human rights."

Axar.az reports citing SANA.

Adel al-Jubeir’s remarks came after Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland last week called for the release of human rights activist Samar Badawi, the sister of jailed Saudi writer/activist Raif Badawi.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said the "so-called civil society activists" had been detained on legal grounds and called Canada's request for their release "interference in the Kingdom’s domestic affairs, against basic international norms and all international protocols."

"This crisis has emerged as a result of Canada's openly and unacceptably intervention in our internal affairs," al-Jubeir told reporters in Riyadh.

The arrests have “nothing to do with human rights” but are “about security," he said.

Al-Jubeir said that the detainees were suspected of espionage and investigations are ongoing.

Stating that Saudi Arabia respects all opinions and accepts constructive criticism, Al-Jubeir added that the country will not accept "dictation and interference" in its internal affairs.

Canada needs to understand that its move was "unacceptable," he said.

He said his country also got support from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Arab League, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), excluding Qatar.

On Sunday the Saudi government expelled Canadian Ambassador Dennis Horak while recalling its own ambassador from Ottowa.

Date
2018.08.09 / 11:15
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Trump's 2020 campaign suing ex-aide over explosive book

Asylum-seeker injures 4 in France stabbing attack

Yemen's Taiz governor injured as roadside bomb hits motorcade

Erdogan: Second border gate to benefit Turkey, Iraq

Eyeing Brexit, UK foreign secretary starts Europe tour

Kremlin 'pleased' with Trump-Putin summit

Turkish firms join the drive to stop ads with US outlets

Trump rips McCain hours after signing bill named after him

Melania's Omarosa claim saying marriage is in turmoil

German MediaMarkt says in Turkey for the long run

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla