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Swedish defence Minister backs off and call the Saudi regime a "Dictatorship"
Monday, 13 August 2012
The Swedish Defense, Minister Karin Enstrom is a woman and now
feels that feels that Saudi Arabia is certainly a dictatorship.
In a letter, according to Swedish media reports, the minister writes
that "Saudi Arabia is an authoritarian regime and an absolute monarchy,
where there are gross violations of human rights."
The minister continues that it is hard to classify the government among
countries of the world that practice either democracies or
dictatorships. But if one was to describe Saudi Arabia and place it
either as a democracy or a dictatorship, Saudi Arabia would be
described as a dictatorship.
As recently as Monday, Enstrom had not use the word dictatorship to
describe Saudi Arabia. So many people are eyes - wide open and drooling
seeking to understand why the sudden change of heart towards one of
Sweden's main military hardware markets.
According to media reports in Sweden, the statement from the
Defence minister on Saudi Arabia has provoked reactions even from
within her government. Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Jan
Björklund (Liberal) is impressed and has made his mind clear.
"Saudi Arabia is one of the world's worst dictatorships, and there
should be no confusion about our country's position, "he said.
When asked why the defence minister made a statement that she made Bjorklund to the news agency TT that
"I will not speculate as to why she has expressed herself this way, the
defense minister herself would be better placed to answer the question,
perhaps it is a misunderstanding, but it should not be a confusion
about that Saudi Arabia is one of the world's worst dictatorships."
The Swedish foreign office describes Saudi Arabia not as a
dictatorship. Instead, that "Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy with
no elected, popular representation or political parties."
This is not the way the Swedish foreign office describes Cuba or North Korea. They are described as dictatorships.
So could the current fall- over in Sweden to described Saudi Arabia as
a dictatorship has anything to do with the failed arms deal Sweden had
with the country recently when reporter busted a secret government plan
to build a weapons factor in the country (Saudi Arabia) or is it just
something to appease the vocal campaigners and critics of human rights
abuses in Saudi Arabia and its tied with the Swedish government?
by Scancomark.se Team
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