Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy

Saudi Arabia has expelled ambassador of Canada declaring him persona non grata. He was ordered to leave in 24 hours.

According to the official Saudi Press Agency, Saudi ambassador to Ottawa is being recalled while all new business and investment transactions with Canada are being frozen.

The move came after statement by Canadian Foreign Ministry and its embassy in Riyadh about arrest of civil society activists.

Saudi Arabia termed Canadian statements as blatant interference in its internal affairs. It said these persons were arrested under the Saudi laws.

Source: Radio Pakistan