We’re not ‘a banana republic’ Saudi says, demands Canada apologise

FILE PHOTO: Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during a news conference at a China Arab forum in Beijing, China, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister asked Canada to apologise for demanding the release of Saudi women’s rights activists and stop treating the kingdom as “a banana republic” if it wanted to resolve a diplomatic dispute between the two countries. In August, Saudi Arabia froze new trade with Canada, blocked grain imports, expelled […]

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