Riyadh: Saudi government expelled Canadian ambassador for interfering in its internal affairs.

“Saudi government declared Canadian ambassador to Riyadh a ‘persona non grata’ and ordered him to leave its country within 24 hours,” according to international media.

“Saudi government will not tolerate interference in its internal affairs,” The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Canadian embassy in Riyadh had demanded Saudi government to release detained human rights activists immediately.

Saudi media said: “As a result of Ottowa interference Saudi government would suspend new trade and investment with Canada.”