Saudi rules out mediation in Canada row, mulls new measures

There were 327 Saudi students at Mc Gill University last year.					Marie France Coallier  Montreal Gazette

The US State Department issued a vague statement calling for Saudi Arabia to respect due process, and said it would comment on the kingdom's human rights record in an annual report on human rights around the world. Samar Badawi and Sadah were arrested last week in what global human rights groups called a crackdown on dissent in Saudi Arabia.

It has lashed out at Canada, sometimes harshly, since Ottawa called for the release of jailed women's rights activists in the Kingdom.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Health Attaché in the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Fahd Al-Tamimi, said the Kingdom has stopped all treatment programs in Canada and is transferring all Saudi patients from Canadian hospitals to other hospitals outside Canada.

Al-Jubeir, speaking at a news conference in Riyadh, said there was no need for mediation in the dispute. "What one probably needs in this situation is constructive advice and assistance rather than criticism from a "moral superior", she added.

Saudi Arabia is now coordinating for the transfer of all Saudi patients from Canadian hospitals to other facilities outside of the country, according to a report from the Saudi Press Agency.

But she said: "At the same time, we hope that Saudi Arabia and Canada will find a civilized solution to their differences".

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The Kingdom has recalled its ambassador, while at the same time expelling Canada's top diplomat in the country.

The Canadian government has not responded in kind.

The University of Waterloo says they have 84 students from Saudi Arabia enrolled and the majority of them are working on graduate programs. "Therefore, Canada must correct its actions towards the kingdom".

A source at a Saudi bank told Reuters the bank was contacted by the central bank on Wednesday afternoon asking for information about all their Canadian exposure - investments in Canada and foreign exchange positions.

In addition to the trade freeze, Riyadh has stopped sending patients to Canadian hospitals and "is coordinating for the transfer of all Saudi patients from Canadian hospitals ..."

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