GCC, OIC Support Saudi Arabia's Measures against Canada

GCC, OIC Support Saudi Arabia's Measures against Canada

Monday, 6 August, 2018 - 17:15
A general view of the Saudi capital Riyadh. (AFP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani expressed on Monday his support for Saudi Arabia’s measures against Canada's Foreign Ministry and the Canadian Embassy in Riyadh, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

Al-Zayani stressed his condemnation and rejection of the Canadian action, which held false claims, describing Canadian statements as unacceptable interference in Saudi internal affairs.

"These statements are a clear violation of the principles of the UN Charter and also detrimental to the relations between Saudi Arabia and Canada," he added.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), meanwhile, voiced full understanding of the Kingdom's position calling for non-interference in its internal affairs, citing international charters that bar such meddling.

OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen asserted that Saudi Arabia is a sovereign kingdom that enjoys great respect on the regional and international levels.

Moreover, its judiciary enjoys full independence and has internal laws that guarantee, regulate and observe civil society activities, he added.

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