Remarks by Swedish FM slammed at Cairo meet

Remarks by Swedish FM slammed at Cairo meet
Updated 12 March 2015

Remarks by Swedish FM slammed at Cairo meet

Remarks by Swedish FM slammed at Cairo meet

Arab foreign ministers have denounced a statement made by Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom against Saudi Arabia while addressing her country’s Parliament.
“Arab countries totally reject Wallstrom’s statement as irresponsible and unacceptable,” a statement issued by them said following a meeting in Cairo on Monday.
The ministers expressed their dismay and anguish over Wallstrom’s statement saying it contradicts reality.
“Saudi Arabia’s Constitution is based on the Shariah that protects the right of people and safeguards their blood, wealth and honor.”
She had criticized the Kingdom for handling of a case involving a Saudi blogger convicted of “insulting Islam.”
The Cabinet, chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, had on Monday rejected denunciation of Saudi judiciary, saying its decisions are based on Islamic law and implemented impartially to maintain the country’s stability and security.