Saudi Recalls Ambassador To Sweden

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Sweden amidst a row over military ties, Sweden officials say.

“We were informed yesterday [Tuesday] that Saudi Arabia had called back its ambassador,” said Swedish foreign ministry spokeswoman Veronica Nordlund.

Earlier this week, Sweden said it plans to end a long-standing defense co-operation deal between the two countries.

The contract, worth millions of dollars in Swedish arms exports, is due to expire in May.

Sweden said it was terminating the agreement after Saudi Arabia decided to block a speech due to be given by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom to the Arab League earlier this week.

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