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Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Sweden

Saudi Arabia accuses Sweden of “flagrant interference” in its internal affairs

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Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador to Sweden on Wednesday, accusing Stockholm of “flagrant interference” in its internal affairs, the state news agency SPA reported.

“An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that due to the offensive remarks made by Sweden's Foreign Minister against the Kingdom, the Kingdom considered these remarks as a blatant interference in its internal affairs,” SPA reported.

“The source stressed that these remarks are against the international conventions and diplomatic norms and do not conform with the friendly relations between the countries.”

“The official source added that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden,” the official agency added.