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Khashoggi Incident: Saudi Arabia and Saudi Consulate

khashoggi incident: The Conservatives, O'Toole said, would try to re-engage with Riyadh even though it has earned international condemnation over last fall's killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to National Observer. Once you have a relationship, you can then work on issues related to human-rights concerns about the actions of Saudi Arabia vis-a-vis the Khashoggi incident, democratic reforms, all these sorts of things, said O'Toole, adding a Conservative government would seek out common ground in a similar way with China, India and the Philippines. Erin O'Toole, the Conservative critic for foreign affairs, said in an interview they would try to win some trust with Saudi Arabia by focusing on improving commercial ties and by offering more aid, development and refugee support in the Gulf region. If you have zero relationship, we're basically just yelling into the wind. O'Toole acknowledged that for some Canadians, re-establishing ties with Saudi Arabia will be a tough sell following Khashoggi's death. ; One year ago Friday, the first of a series of critical tweets about Saudi Arabia's arrest of women's rights activists was posted on Canadian government Twitter accounts, including one belonging to Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. We're not having any impact on them. ( As reported in the news.