U.S. staying out of Saudi-Canada spat, but aware of human rights concerns

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(Worthy News) - The State Department sought for a second day to avoid inflaming a spiraling diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada Tuesday, calling on both sides to sort out their differences over a delicate human rights dispute.

While department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said U.S. officials have raised human rights concerns with the Saudis in the past, she stressed that Riyadh and Ottawa “need to diplomatically resolve this together.”

Saudi Arabia moved Sunday to expel the Canadian ambassador from Riyadh and declared a freeze on all new trade deals between the two countries, following Canada’s demand that the Saudis free women’s rights activists and others arrested in the Kingdom. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “U.S. staying out of Saudi-Canada spat, but aware of human rights concerns

  1. America should not stay out of this issue and similar ones. We really need USA support becuause they are the heavyweight in the world, and Canada is only a medium power.

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