Swedish criticism of the human rights situation in Saudi leads recall their ambassador

SHAFAQNA – According to Press TV The Swedish Foreign Ministry confirms that Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador from Stockholm, as a diplomatic row between the two countries keeps deepening. A spokesman for Swedish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the Saudi Kingdom has recalled its envoy from Stockholm, allegedly in protest at the Scandinavian country’s criticism of the human rights situation in the Arab country. Erik Boman said, however, that the two countries will continue their diplomatic relations, adding, “Diplomatic relations are not broken. But Saudi Arabia’s ambassador has been recalled.” According to Boman, Riyadh has informed Stockholm that it made the decision in protest to Sweden’s continued criticism of the monarchy’s record on democracy and human rights. He added that Sweden is not planning to reciprocate the Saudi bid to recall its ambassador.

Source : Press TV

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