Canadian Embassy in Saudi Arabia still open: Freeland
CAPTION: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is reassuring Canadians in Saudi Arabia that the Canadian Embassy in the country is still active.
Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada's ambassador and frozen new trade deals. (August 6, 2018) SOUNDBITE: Chrystia Freeland, Foreign Affairs Minister PLACELINE: Vancouver CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Ottawa will have to wait to hear more details from Saudi Arabia before it responds to the country's decision to freeze new trade deals and expel Canada's ambassador.
Freeland says it's "premature" to comment on the status of Canada's arms deal with Saudi Arabia or the economic consequences of the move, adding that she's waiting for more specifics from the country.
She also says there's nothing new about Canada's support for human rights.