In a time when all politics are global, Riyadh’s tactical tantrum over Canada’s principled human rights stand aims to isolate moral leadership.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has refused to back down after Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland’s tweet about human rights sparked a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia. They’re pictured heading to a press conference in Ottawa on May 31. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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