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Russia: Saudi Arabia has right to reject Canada’s interference

Russia has said that Saudi Arabia has the right to reject Canada’s interference and to express its annoyance at the “commanding tone” coming from a perceived position of moral superiority, Al-Arabiya has said. 
The first official Russian comment on the Saudi-Canadian dispute came from the Russian Foreign Ministry, which confirmed Moscow’s refusal to politicize human rights issues, noting that Saudi Arabia has the right to determine the course of its own internal reforms.
In a statement posted on the ministry’s website, Maria Zakharova, Director of Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said: “We strongly and firmly support the promotion of universal human rights, with the necessity of keeping in mind national characteristics and traditions of countries, which have crystallized over a long period of time.”