Following the Canadian foreign minister’s statements and the Canadian embassy in Riyadh’s stance on “civil society activists” in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday that the kingdom will not accept any interferences, and will “react firmly.”
“The surprising Canadian stance is based on misinformation,” Jubeir wrote on his official Twitter account.
“The prosecution of those mentioned is subject to our judicial systems which guaranteed their rights,” he added.
Riyadh said Canada’s statement about “civil society activists” was negative and unfair to the truth.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced recalling its ambassador in Canada for consultation, and declared the Ambassador of Canada persona non-grata, giving him 24 hours to leave.