GCC supports Saudi against Sweden minister comments

AFP

Image: Margot Wallstrom, AFP

Manama: Kuwait and Qatar have joined Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and the UAE in “emphatically” condemning statements by Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, saying they were flagrant interference in its domestic affairs, Gulf News reported.

“The remarks by the Foreign Minister of Sweden are considered a blatant interference in the internal and sovereign affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and encroachment upon its judicial system, a fact that contradicts international law regarding non-interference in countries’ domestic affairs, as well as diplomatic norms that state that the sovereignty of countries must be respected,” an official source at the Kuwaiti foreign ministry said

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