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on August 9, 2018 in Featured World News

Russia Slaps Canada: Saudi Critics Shouldn’t Assume ‘Moral Superiority’

by Simon Kent Russia’s Foreign Ministry has entered the growing diplomatic rift between Canada and Saudi Arabia, warning Canadian critics of the Islamic kingdom not to claim “moral superiority.” The row erupted after a tweet by the Canadian foreign ministry last Friday, in which it expressed “concerns” over the arrests of civil and women’s rights activists in the Saudi Arabia and called for their immediate release. Riyadh responded by recalling its ambassador to Ottawa, expelling Canada’s ambassador Denis Horak, placing a ban on any new trade and denouncing Canada for interfering in its domestic affairs. Now Russia has warned...

by Simon Kent Russia’s Foreign Ministry has entered the growing diplomatic rift between Canada and Saudi Arabia, warning Canadian critics of the Islamic kingdom not to claim “moral superiority.” The row erupted after a tweet by the Canadian foreign...

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