Canada has placed Iran on its list of state sponsors of terrorism and has shut down its embassy in Tehran, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said.
Baird, speaking to reporters ahead of the opening of
the annual summit of Pacific nation leaders here, said the skeleton
Canadian Embassy staff in Tehran has been withdrawn for their own
Canada is also expelling all Iranian diplomats in Canada.
views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global
peace and security in the world today," Baird said. "The government of
Canada is formally listing Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism."
Baird said the federal government is also officially warning Canadians not to travel to Iran.
"We feel that it's no longer safe to have representatives of the government of Canada in Tehran," Baird said. (Continues)