CLAIM: Canada to seek help from allies over Saudi tensions, US calls for diplomacy

BY KAT SHEPHERD / AUGUST 7, 2018 /

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OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada plans to seek help from the United Arab Emirates and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally the United States made clear it would not get involved.

The Saudi government on Sunday recalled its ambassador to Ottawa, barred Canada’s envoy from returning and placed a ban on new trade, denouncing Canada for urging the release of jailed rights activists. Riyadh accused Ottawa on Tuesday of interfering in its internal affairs.

The article goes on to state the following:

One well-placed source said the Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – which stresses the importance of human rights – planned to reach out to the United Arab Emirates.

“The key is to work with allies and friends in the region to cool things down, which can happen quickly,” said the source, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Huffington Post further reports:

WASHINGTON ― The State Department made its first comments on the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada in a statement to HuffPost that signaled the U.S. will not take sides.

“We are aware of Government of Saudi Arabia’s statement recalling the Saudi ambassador to Canada and expelling Canada’s ambassador,” a State Department official wrote in an email Monday afternoon. “Canada and Saudi Arabia are both close allies of the United States. I refer you to the Canadian and Saudi Ministries of Foreign Affairs for further information.”

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3 Comments

  1. ZS August 7th, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Agree with President Trump we should not get involved in the pissing contest Tuesday got himself into. He has back stabbed America enough trying to show what a great leader he is and every time has back fired n him. He wanted to play with the big dogs and now crying about fleas. Oh well Trudeau scratch away or get your own flea medicine.

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  2. Beth MacConnell August 7th, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Embarrassing as a CDN Expat watching these guys self destruct but not a surprise. Chrystia Freeland who is Foreign Minister (with zero experience like her boss Trudeau) send the tweet. It wasn’t Trudeau. They are such hypocrites as they fawn over Cuba and China who have just as bad of a record when it comes to human rights violations but for some reason that is no problem. Canadians need to wake up and get rid of these losers. Alberta will be jumping for joy as East Coast Cdn cities are going to have to beg for oil. It will be Interesting watching the negotiations unfold. Canadian government dug their own ditch so they best try and figure their own way out. 3 of the top political players in the Cdn government were in my law school class. They were not the brightest lights; one failed so he didn’t head with us. They appear to be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to talent; lots of ego tho.

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  3. Km August 7th, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    I’m half Canadian ! Screw Canada after what he did to us

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