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Spat erupted when Canadian Embassy sent a tweet urging Saudis to release imprisoned human rights activists
NEW YORK—Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister called on Canada to apologize for demanding the release of imprisoned human rights activists on Wednesday, saying that a bitter dispute between the two countries was “very easy to fix.”
The diplomatic spat has had far-reaching impact on ties between the two countries since it erupted in August, when the Canadian Embassy published a tweet urging Saudi Arabia to release imprisoned human rights activists.