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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Canada declares Iran a state sponsor of terror & breaks all ties

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of the annual summit of Pacific nation leaders here, said the skeleton Canadian Embassy staff in Tehran has been withdrawn for their own safety.

Canada is also expelling all Iranian diplomats in Canada.

"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)

1 comment:

Alessandro Machi said...

Very fascinating. For those who don't trust the U.S. views on Iran, what do they say about Canada?