Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad bin Salman arrives to meet Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May in Downing Street in London, March 7, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson. @Adobe Stock Images.

Last week, the Saudi government expelled the Canadian ambassador from Riyadh, and canceled flights, educational exchanges, and trade and investment activities between the two countries.

This crisis was precipitated by a tweet — published both in English and, crucially, in Arabic — on Aug. 3 from the Canadian foreign ministry saying it was “gravely concerned” about the arrest of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia and urging the Saudi government to “immediately release them.”

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