Tawasif Al Mokbel (Riyadh Newspaper)
Canada showed the world its political immaturity and risked its economic interests with the Kingdom

Interference in the internal affairs of other States led to the greatest two world wars in the modern history. Those wars left millions of people dead, injured and displaced also millions of people between the years of 1914 and 1945. 

Following the political maturity of the warring countries, they realized that they had to get the key reason for all the international crises that led to these two destructive wars. All countries were unanimous in that the reason was the interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. Following the failure of the League of Nations' experience in containing crises then, all countries decided to formulate principles through which the security and stability of each country could be safeguarded.

Since that time, non-interference principle in the internal affairs of other States has been one of the most important fundamental principles of the Charter of the United Nations. In addition, the Charter of the Arab League adopted the same principle.


An international delinquency

All countries abided by the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of States until the 1960s, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted Declaration No. 2131 on December 21,  1965. This declaration provided for the non-interference in the internal affairs of States, the protection of their independence and sovereignty, criminalizing all forms of interference and prohibiting and refraining from financing all armed and terrorist activities targeting to change the rule in another State.

Furthermore, the General Assembly of the world Organization issued the Declaration of Principles of International Law on October 24, 1970. It provided for the inadmissibility of intervention in the domestic or external affairs of any state.

As a result, all kinds of intervention or threat against the political, economic or cultural components of states were considered a violation to international law.

When the Soviet Union fell and the new international order, led by the United States appeared in 1991, the international community began to address the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other States once again. Considering this principle by the international community was not in vain, but as a result of the increasing openness of world peoples through electronic communication networks that evolved significantly. This prompted some countries like Qatar and Iran to use means of social communication to overthrow international regimes.


Violation of Law

Although this principle is recognized and its existence within the fundamental ones of international law, many countries have violated this law for many reasons including the desire to restore their expansionist imperial past at the expense of the influence and sovereignty of the neighboring countries. An example of that is Iran, which wreaks havoc on two continents. From among countries, harmed and affected by the Iranian intervention are Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Morocco, the list goes on.

Many countries are interfering in other countries’ internal affairs to implement their own agenda like Qatar. This principle has recently been violated by Canadian ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dennis Horak who tweeted on his account on Tweeter over names of activists of the civil society in Saudi Arabia.

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said her country would defend human rights at home and around the world and women’s rights are an integral part of human rights.


Canada’s risk

We ask the Canadian Foreign Minister: what is the Canadian position from crimes committed by Iran in more than one Arab and Islamic country? What is Canada’s position from the Syrian regime that killed its people and the terrorist organizations that are funded by Iran? Why did not Canada intervene to close the western jails full of human rights violations?

Canada's intervention in the internal affairs of a stable and sovereign State is surprising. Why does Canada intervene at this time?

The recent Canadian position demonstrated its political immaturity and why does it risk its relations and economic interests with Saudi Arabia?

Is there anything greater? Is there anything worth? I think yes.

The objective is not human rights as it claims, but there is something deeper and perhaps Canada will not dare to declare it. 

Hinting human rights is a cover for something greater and deeper. What is the secret?

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