Canadian Muslims Worry after Saudi-Canada Spat Led to Cancellations of Flights

Canadian Muslims Worry after Saudi-Canada Spat Led to Cancellations of Flights

Moe said Canada has recently seen challenges in its relationship with India, China and now Saudi Arabia.

"We're paying close attention to this situation, of course, because we wanted to understand the impacts", he said in Ottawa after being asked if the government meant to hit back at Saudi Arabia with economic reprisals of its own.

Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal.

The worldwide community now appears to be uniting against the Canadian regime and its unwarranted interference in the domestic affairs of other nations.

"Canada will always speak strongly and clearly in private and in public on questions of human rights", Trudeau said during an event Wednesday in Montreal. But in an apparent effort to safeguard its economic interests, Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih said the dispute will not affect state oil giant Aramco´s clients in Canada.

In a tweet sent on August 2, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland expressed alarm that Saudi Arabia had imprisoned human rights activist Samar Badawi.

Canada exported CA$1.37 billion worth of goods to Saudi Arabia a year ago, mostly tanks and other armored fighting vehicles and their parts, according to Statistics Canada.

Trump vows to double steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey
The lira hit a record low of 6.24 per dollar on Friday, before recovering to 5.96, down more than 7 per cent on the day. Trump tweeted on Friday that he would be doubling existing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey.

Russia's once-tense relations with Saudi Arabia have improved markedly in recent months, as the two countries have made major oil and arms deals, and have collaborated in order to negotiate an end to Syrian Civil War.

"We are concerned about the potential implications on the affected Residents and are hopeful that this situation will be resolved further to the discussions that are ongoing", said Harry Gray, executive director of Resident Doctors of BC, in a written statement to The Ubyssey.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

Saudi Arabian medical residents and clinical fellows are finding themselves in the middle of the escalating diplomatic spat between the kingdom and Canada.

"Both sides need to diplomatically resolve this together".

"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.

The move came after Germany's foreign minister last November remarked that Lebanon was a "pawn" of Saudi Arabia after the surprise resignation of its Prime Minister Saad Hariri while in Riyadh.

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