Canada Closes Iranian Embassy And Kicks Out Diplomats

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canadian-foreign-affairs-minister-john-bairdCanada is closing its embassy in Iran and expelling the remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada, Foreign Minister John Baird has said in a statement.

The Canadian government cited Iran’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and failure to comply with UN inspectors as the reason for the move.

Mr Baird also said that Iran had engaged in “racist anti-Semitic rhetoric and incitement to genocide”.

Iranian diplomats have been given five days to leave Canada.

“Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today,” said Mr Baird’s statement.

He also said that Iran had shown “blatant disregard” for the protection of diplomatic personnel.

“Under the circumstances, Canada can no longer maintain a diplomatic presence in Iran,” he added.

Ottawa also designated Iran as a state-sponsor of terrorism and included it among a list of countries subject to travel warnings for Canadian citizens.

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  1. Today CANADA is a giant among nations . The prime minister and the whole government are to be commended for calling a spade , a spade

    I always was proud to be a Canadian .Today the pride is overflowing .
    May hasem always protect and bless Canada and all it’s inhabitants

    A proud Canadian

  2. Proud o’ you Canadians. Canada has been a stainch supporter of Israel especially at the UN. Next step is to cut the anti Semitism within Canada.

  3. Wow!!
    I am so proud to be a canadien. I think we should all realize what it takes in the world today to stand up for your beliefs and the truth and to be willing to rock the boat

  4. this makes me so proud to be Canadian,
    and don’t kid yourself about who is behind this all -steven harper, he’s a prince among men and boy has he got guts to stand up for whats right

  5. wow im impressed maybe maybe they will have some influence on us because it looks bad for us if they dont do anything now they are the ones who are supposed to support israel

  6. A clear and moral act.

    At least one country has the necessary guts to stand up to tyranny.

    Prior to Hitler YM”S invading Czechoslovakia, he admitted to his cabinet, that were the French and English to then invade the Rhineland, Germany “would be forced to retreat with its tail between its legs”. But he counted on the world being cowards – afraid. Unfortunately, he was right.

    Achmandin YM”S form Iran is also banking on the world being cowards/afraid. Unfortunately, he has been right thus far. Canada now stands out as the exception. Hopefully they can begin a new trend, and have Iran retreat “with their tail between their feet”.

  7. #8, at the end of the day, what Canada did was a diplomatic move. And no amount of diplomatic maneuvering, either positive or negative, will stop Iran from its nuclear ambitions.

    Commendable, yes. Comparable to Enland and France theoretically invading the Rhineland in 1938, no.


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