UK urges restraint over disagreement between Saudi Arabia and Canada

August 7, 2018 19:35
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LONDON - Canada and Saudi Arabia are in the midst of a diplomatic dispute following Canada criticism over the arrests of activists in Saudi Arabia. UK urged the nations to show restraint on Tuesday in their response measures.

"Canada and Saudi Arabia are both close partners of the UK, and we urge restraint during the current situation," a foreign office spokeswoman said."The UK is a strong supporter of human rights. We regularly raise our concerns with the Saudi Government about human rights issues, including the recent arrests of human rights defenders."

Saudi Arabia dismissed the Canadian ambassador and recalled its own ambassador on Sunday.

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