Canda could stop Saudi arms deal if "human rights situation worsens"

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    Ottawa could stop Saudi arms deal if human rights situation worsens

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    The Trudeau government says it reserves the right to suspend or cancel exports in the controversial $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia if events warrant, a shift in message after weeks of framing the contract as a done deal.

    Prepared remarks released by Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion’s main spokesman on Wednesday suggest the Liberals want to demonstrate they are mindful of the scrutiny of Canada’s largest military export contract as Saudi Arabia’s standing in world opinion declines.

    Adam Barratt said while the Liberal government has “no intention” of cancelling the deal to sell combat vehicles to Riyadh, it will not ignore developments in Saudi Arabia. Amnesty International this month said the state of human rights in the country, notorious for its treatment of dissidents, women and prisoners, has “steadily deteriorated.”

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    If they don't buy it from Canada they will buy it somewhere else.

    Canadian |Bear| Values vs Saudi |Greedy| Money. Who will win?
     
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