UAE recalls ambassador to Sweden, summons Swedish ambassador over criticism of Saudi Arabia

March 18, 2015 3:11 PM

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates has recalled its ambassador to Sweden to protest comments made by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom criticizing neighboring Saudi Arabia.

The official UAE news agency, WAM, says Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also summoned Sweden's Ambassador to the UAE Jan Thesleff on Wednesday and handed him a formal letter condemning the "abusive remarks" made about Saudi Arabia and its judicial system.

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