Arab Interior Ministers Council: Canadian FM’s statements are ‘irresponsible’

The Arab Interior Ministers Council denounced statements made by the Canadian foreign minister and the Canadian embassy in Riyadh. (AP)

The Arab Interior Ministers Council denounced statements made by the Canadian foreign minister and the Canadian embassy in Riyadh about “civil society activists”, calling the statement irresponsible.

A statement issued from the council’s headquarters in Tunisia on Monday stated that the Canadian stance is considered a blatant interference in the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia and an attempt to influence the criminal justice system, as well as being an encouragement to ignore the law.

“The general secretariat (of the council) firmly condemns this irresponsible stance, and would like to express its full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the procedures it undertakes to guarantee societal peace and facing crime, and its constant caution that this be done with full respect for human rights and dignity,” the statement read.

The general secretariat of the Arab Interior Ministers Council commended the kingdom’s efforts to “promote human rights in the region and the world, and its relentless efforts to promote international peace and security.”

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