Saudi official says Canada dispute won't affect oil sales

Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia in diplomatic row with Canada

Pakistan supports Saudi Arabia in diplomatic row with Canada

The Russian Federation has announced that it stands firmly behind the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its ongoing dispute with Canada over Canadian interference in Saudi affairs following the Kingdom's arrests of prominent feminist activists.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador, suspended diplomatic relations and slammed the door to new trade with Canada.

The Prime Minister said that Freeland held extensive talks with her Saudi counterpart, Adel Al-Jubeir, on Tuesday, without giving further details.

If the country loses access to those Saudi Arabian exports, Moe said he wants the Feds to ensure that companies have a way to move sustainable energy products from western Canada to other parts of the 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.

The diplomatic dispute began last week after Freeland tweeted concerns about the arrests of social activists, including Samar Badawi, who has advocated for women's rights in Saudi Arabia. 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. "In line with diplomatic practice, we do not comment on bilateral relations".

"We urge restraint during the current situation", the statement said. "They need to resolve it together", US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert told a briefing on Wednesday.

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Even the United States, Canada's closest ally and partner, issued a very neutral statement, saying "Canada and Saudi Arabia are both close allies of the United States".

"Russia has refused and continues to refuse any attempt to politicize human rights issues", said the Press Secretary for Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.

"Canada stands together with the Badawi family in this hard time, and we continue to strongly call for the release of both Raif and Samar Badawi", Freeland tweeted.

"We're working to fully understand the measures they might take", said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the matter.

When reporters at a news conference in Montreal gave him an opportunity to step back his government's criticism of the kingdom, Trudeau declined.

"I don't think things like this should be handled through Twitter", he said.

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