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Canada welcomes U.S. sanctions on Saudis, weighs similar action

November 15, 2018 8:41 PM
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday welcomed U.S. Treasury sanctions on 17 Saudi officials for their role in the killing last month of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and said Canada was weighing similar action.

“Canada welcomes the U.S. action,” Freeland told reporters after touring a factory in Port Colborne, Ontario, adding that Canada will be “actively considering” similar sanctions in coming days.

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