John Maccallummore: Chris Wattie / Reuters
The Ambassador of Canada in China was sacked after he commented on the arrest of the CEO of Huawei Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver at the request of the United States. About it reports The Guardian.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has accepted the resignation of John McCallum, however, did not specify what led to this decision. The Prime Minister also noted that he had no plans for personnel changes.
25 Jan McCallum apologized for the earlier statement that all the evidence in the case — on the side of Meng Wanzhou. He noted multiple shortcomings in the legal component of the allegations of Washington. In particular, they talked about the political intervention of the American leader, Donald trump the extraterritorial nature of the case, and that Canada did not join the anti-Iranian sanctions of the United States, in violation of that accused man.
“I misspoke, he said. My words do not Express exactly my position on this issue. As previously stated, the government, in fact, there is no political motive”.
After the arrest of a man Wanzhou in China have been arrested several citizens of Canada, a canadian sentenced to death in Dalian.
The relations between the countries worsened after the arrest man, daughter of the founder and part CEO of the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. After the news about the arrest of the Chinese foreign Ministry said that Beijing “is not going to passively sit by and observe the legal rights of Chinese citizens abroad”. The US President Donald trump, in turn, said he was ready to intervene in case against man Wanzhou, if the good of national security and trade negotiations with China.
Video, photo All from Russia.