Update: Lack of Clarity in Supposed Saudi Arabian Boycott of the Netherlands

June 19, 2014

Although media in Saudi Arabia reported last month that the country would instigate a trade boycott against the Netherlands, a definite answer from the country has not yet been obtained.

The potential boycott pertained to the anti-Islam sticker Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders posted on his office door.

Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans said that a senior civil servant’s visit to Saudi Arabia at the end of May had failed to produce clarity: “Neither during the visit nor in the weeks afterwards has any confirmation been sent that the Saudi government intends to take measures.”