Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off

There were 327 Saudi students at Mc Gill University last year.					Marie France Coallier  Montreal Gazette

As a result of the Canadian government tweets, Saudi Arabia expelled Canada's ambassador to the country, Dennis Horak, and recalled its envoy in Canada.

The fallout is a result of a tweet from Global Affairs Canada calling for the kingdom to immediately release jailed human rights activists.

'Canada will always stand up for human rights, in Canada and around the world, and women's rights are human rights, ' Freeland told an audience in Vancouver.

On Monday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir criticized Canada's calls to free arrested civil society activists as a position built on "misleading" information.

McTeague said the risk of Saudi Arabia causing gas prices to rise is minimal - even locally in New Brunswick - given the "very robust market" globally for crude and Irving Oil's allocation to the US northeast.

"He was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison, he received 50 lashes in 2015 and he could receive others, but he hasn't", she said.

Another trader said: "This is to me clearly part of the diplomatic dispute between Saudi Arabia and Canada, there is no other reason".

It is also dwarfed by the 3.5 million barrels per day of Canadian oil that Canada exports mainly to the U.S.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Media said in a tweet earlier Monday that it is investigating a Twitter account that posted a photo of an Air Canada plane heading toward the CN Tower, eerily reminiscent of the 9/11 attacks.

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Chinese authorities warned earlier that if the dispute escalated, they would adopt unspecified "comprehensive measures". But they have rejected changing technology development plans they see as a path to prosperity and global influence.

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"Any other attempt to interfere with our internal affairs from Canada, means that we are allowed to interfere in Canada's internal affairs, " the Saudi government said.

Harbash added that the kingdom is cautious about not harming any student, adding that the ministry will assist them by pushing the deadline for them to leave the country, and will make modifications and exceptions.

A handful of Canadian companies operate in Saudi Arabia and could potentially be affected by the ongoing trade battle.

In the fist comments by Washington since the dispute erupted, a U.S. State Department official said the United States had asked Riyadh for details on the detention of activists.

With that connection, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland took to Twitter to express her alarm and call for both Samar and Raif Badawi's release.

"So what he's doing is basically sending a message saying, we're not going to tolerate any outside criticism of our human rights record, right?"

The news comes just weeks before thousands of Canadians are expected to travel to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj.

"Some of these issues we choose to discuss privately with our friends, with our partners, with our allies", Nauert said.

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