Did Saudi Arabia Just Threaten Another 9/11 Attack on Canada? Well, Kinda

Did Saudi Arabia Just Threaten Another 9/11 Attack on Canada? Well, Kinda

Saudi Arabia on Sunday expelled Canada's ambassador and said it would freeze new trade deals following a tweet by Global Affairs Canada criticizing the kingdom's arrests of human rights activists, including women's rights activists. Spokeswoman Marie-Pier Baril reiterated her country's position "for the protection of human rights, very much including women's rights, and freedom of expression around the world".

The Saudi Foreign Ministry said it had recalled its envoy in Canada and also said it would freeze "all new business" between the kingdom and Canada.

"It is completely unacceptable for other countries to think their modules and experiences allow them to interfere in our internal matters", said the UAE's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs on Twitter.

Thomas Juneau, an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa, said it is hard to determine what the economic impact on Canada would be without specifics on which trade deals will be affected.

Muscat: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the current political situation between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Freeland declined to comment on Horak's exact location and would only say he was doing fine. "But I would not deliver Canadian grains to Saudi Arabia now, even on previous contracts", the trader added.

Following this move, a new report from Saudi-owned media outlet Al Arabiya revealed that "training, scholarships and fellowships" for Saudi students in Canada are now being shelved.

In April, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his "serious concern" over the continued jailing of Raif Badawi to Saudi King Salman.

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Momani called it, "getting tough on Canada", which she said other countries in the region might welcome if they view Canadian foreign policy to be led by human rights concerns.

At the same time, it sends a strong message to European and Middle Eastern countries not to "mess" with Saudi Arabia, Juneau said.

"It's estimated to be about 100,000 (barrels per day), and that's down over the past two years", McTeague said of Saudi Arabia's oil exports to Canada.

Infographic KSA, a Saudi verified Twitter account that has more than 35,000 followers and another 88,000 on Instagram, tweeted on Monday an image that showed an Air Canada airplane heading toward Toronto's CN Tower.

Soon after, the Saudi ministry of media said it had shut down the account amid an investigation into a complaint over it.

There are believed to be more than 12,000 Saudi students studying in Canada.

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