Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Germany for consultation
12:05, Saturday, 18 November, 2017
Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany home for consultations over comments allegedly made by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry said Saudi Arabia would deliver a protest note to Germany’s ambassador in Riyadh over what it said were “baseless” comments made by Gabriel. “Such remarks provoke the surprise and disapproval of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which considers them as aimless and based on false information that would not help bringing about stability in the region,” the ministry said in a statement in English carried by Saudi state news agency SPA.