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Saudi Arabia says no room for mediation in Canada row

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Saudi Arabia said on Wednesday there is no room for mediation in the kingdom's escalating diplomatic dispute with Canada, and that Ottawa knew what it needed to do to "fix its big mistake".

 
"There is nothing to mediate. A mistake has been made and a mistake should be corrected," Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a news conference in Riyadh.

The kingdom was still "considering additional measures" against Canada, said Jubeir, without elaborating.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday froze new trade with Canada and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa's call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists.

It also ended state-backed educational and medical programmes in Canada, making plans to relocate tens of thousands of Saudi students and patients to other countries.

Last Modified: Wednesday، 08 August 2018 06:11 PM
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