Saudi ambassador: Canada’s stance is grave violation of kingdom’s laws

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The Saudi Ambassador to Canada Nayef bin Bandar Al-Sudeiry has spoken out regarding recent diplomatic moves taken by the kingdom against Canada.

"Canadian position is a grave and unacceptable violation of the Kingdom's laws and procedures. In addition to violate the Kingdom's judiciary and a breach of the principle of sovereignty," Al-Sudeiry wrote on Twitter.

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador and gave the Canadian ambassador 24 hours to leave the country, a Saudi foreign ministry statement said, adding it retained "its rights to take further action."

The Saudi statement said its foreign ministry had been told the Canadian foreign ministry and Canadian embassy had urged Saudi Arabia to "immediately release" civil rights activists.

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