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No, Canada is not alone in facing Saudi Arabia and formerly served in the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Following a dramatic breakdown in relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia over a tweet, Canadians. The British government on Tuesday urged the two nations to show restraint. Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment with Canada and. Canada's foreign ministry has said it is “seriously concerned” and to expel the Canadian ambassador and freeze all new trade between the two countries. Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism of arrests the UK and US to join Canada in increasing the pressure for genuine, lasting.
In response to suggestions in the news media about the possibility of outside mediation, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on 8 August that his country would not engage in negotiations until Canada retracted its original statement calling for the release of human rights activists.
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It was widely perceived as a threat of a terrorist attack by western media as an allusion to the September 11 attacks in which 15 of the 19 hijackers were citizens of Saudi Arabia. It's something that I will always do", he added. The president of Cereals Canada said that barley trade especially would be affected since Saudi Arabia accounted for seven per cent of the annual exports; wheat sales were much more modest.
An analyst with LeftField Commodity Research said in an interview with Reuters that "there will be plenty of opportunities for Canada to sell barley and wheat elsewhere". Global supplies of grain were already becoming tighter due to weather-related issues in Russia, Europe, and Australia.
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Hospitals were uncertain as to how these services could be replaced if the trainees were to leave Canada. As of late Augustthey were allowed to remain until "an alternative assignment can be arranged", according to the Saudi Ministry of Education. Egypt Comoros and Lebanon. Both sides need to diplomatically resolve this together. Saudi Arabia currently has a penchant for engaging in diplomatic crises, which is becoming a headache for all those outside a small circle of advisers to U.
President Donald Trump — who himself seems to like nothing more than a good international ruckus.
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For Britain and the United States, the Persian Gulf states are long-standing partners, and both countries maintain close diplomatic relations and deep defence interests in the region. It was only in that Britain finally ended its control of the Gulf region. The famous joke is that Britain left by the front door and returned straight away through the back window.
AboutBrits reside in the Gulf at any one time, sending home low-taxed remittances, which serve as a huge boost to the British economy. For the United States, a string of bases in the Gulf give it the capability to operate in Afghanistan and Iraq, and maintain a containment policy against Iran. This without mentioning the continued importance of the Gulf region to global oil prices. To put it mildly, all of these factors are a constraint when dealing with a country such as Saudi Arabia, and entrenched interests in the Gulf are unique and difficult to navigate.
Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement This may sound like an excuse, but the fact of the matter is Canada has become involved in a spat with a country that has tremendous influence in Western capitals.
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Nevertheless, for all its wealth and the depth of historic ties Riyadh possesses in London and Washington, it will never supplant Canada. There is a difference between having a partner such as Riyadh and an ally such as Canada, which has stood shoulder to shoulder with Britain and the United States through numerous conflicts over the past years.
Canada, Britain and the United States are members of the Five Eyes security relationship, which is unlike any other diplomatic and intelligence network in the world.