Saudi Arabia: 'There is nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada

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The Canadian embassy in Riyadh called on the Saudi authorities in a tweet post to release a number of civil society activists, which Saudi Arabia considered an interference in its internal affairs.

A diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia shows no sign of abating after Riyadh ordered thousands of Saudi students in Canada to leave the country.

Almost 100 global students in Waterloo Region could be affected as tensions heat up between Saudi Arabia and Canada.

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.

Analysts and regional officials say that Riyadh's actions have little to do with Canada; instead, the kingdom's actions are a broader signal to western governments that any criticism of its domestic policies is unacceptable.

Further straining ties, the Saudi central bank has instructed its overseas asset managers to dispose of their Canadian equities, bonds and cash holdings "no matter the cost", the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

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"We don't know which one, but the market has sold off, and the Canadian dollar also sold off from about that time".

Canada plans to seek help from the UAE and Britain to defuse an escalating dispute with Saudi Arabia, sources said on Tuesday, but close ally USA made clear it would not get involved.

"Saudi Arabia simply can not afford to alienate any other sections of the global community in the midst of its unpopular military engagement in Yemen, its indirect confrontation with Iran", commentator Jamal Khashoggi wrote in the Washington Post. Canada imported 71,300 barrels of crude a day from Saudi Arabia as of 2014, accounting for about 11 percent of the country's imports, according to Natural Resources Canada.

Jeddah - Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, have directed the Foreign Ministry to follow up on the affairs of Saudi citizens in Canada.

All Saudi Arabian students now studying in Canada will be transferred to other countries. Saudi state airline Saudi said it was suspending flights to and from Toronto.

Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency, the Saudi Grains Organization, has also told grains exporters it will no longer accept Canadian-origin grains in its worldwide purchase tenders, according to European traders.

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