Saudi energy minister says oil sales not impacted by fight.
While the Saudis continue to show nothing but total disrespect for Canada, it seems their overreaction is matched only by their hypocrisy.
Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih says that oil sales from Saudi Arabia to Canada won’t be impacted, referring to a supposedly “firm and longstanding policy that is not influenced by political circumstances. The current diplomatic crisis between Saudi Arabia and Canada will not, in any way, impact Saudi Aramco’s relations with its customers in Canada.”
This is massively hypocritical.
The Saudis are talking a big game about blocking future trade, pulling their students out of the country, and kicked out our ambassador, but they still want our money from oil sales.
This is exactly why we need to cut off all Saudi oil imports into Canada.
If we let them treat us like garbage and then keep paying them for oil, we’re only making our own country look weak and spitting in the face of our Canadian energy industry.
Saudi imports can easily be replaced with oil from other countries while we build up our own capacity to be fully independent and self-reliant.
The very fact that the Saudis want to keep selling us oil is why we shouldn’t let them.