RIYADH:

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

Saudi Ara­bia’s diplo­matic brawl with Canada has ex­posed what Western of­fi­cials call “new red lines” in their en­gage­ment with the oil-rich king­dom, de­ter­ring na­tions from pub­licly crit­i­cis­ing its hu­man rights record.

A fu­ri­ous Saudi Ara­bia last month ex­pelled Canada’s am­bas­sador and froze all new trade af­ter Ottawa de­nounced a crack­down on ac­tivists in the Gulf state, in an in­creas­ingly com­bat­ive ap­proach to in­ter­na­tional cen­sure. (AFP)

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