The Russian Federation has announced that it stands firmly behind the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its ongoing dispute with Canada over Canadian interference in Saudi affairs following the Kingdom’s arrests of prominent feminist activists.
“Russia has refused and continues to refuse any attempt to politicize human rights issues,” said the Press Secretary for Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova. “We believe that Saudi Arabia, which has taken the path of massive social and economic transformations, has a full sovereign right to determine how to move forward in this important area. These issues may require constructive advice and assistance, but it should not come from a commanding tone coming from an alleged moral superiority.”
Russia’s once-tense relations with Saudi Arabia have improved markedly in recent months, as the two countries have made major oil and arms deals, and have collaborated in order to negotiate an end to Syrian Civil War. As in Saudi Arabia, Canada has interfered in Russian internal affairs to promote its left-wing ideology, condemning Russia’s policy on LGBTQI rights and working with NGOs to illegally smuggle LGBTQI individuals out of the country.
The world’s other major military power, the United States, has stayed neutral in the dispute, after Canada similarly antagonized President Donald Trump earlier this year by publicly denouncing his stances on NATO, immigration and trade.
“Prince Mohammed thinks he has license from the U.S. to confront Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, exploiting perceived tension between Washington and Ottawa over trade that emerged at the end of a Group of Seven summit in June,” wrote Bloomberg‘s Nick Wadhams.
The international community now appears to be uniting against the Canadian regime and its unwarranted interference in the domestic affairs of other nations. The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Djibouti, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Comoros, the Maldives, Pakistan, Turkey, and Algeria are among the nations that have already issued statements denouncing Canada’s behavior. Even Canada’s mother country, the United Kingdom has refrained from getting involved, as it seeks to improve post-Brexit trade relations with Saudi Arabia. Left isolated, Canada is now looking to politically correct Germany and Sweden for support.