Canada severs ties with Iran

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    Sep 08, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/07/world/meast/iran-diplomatic-relations/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    Things must be really bad in Iran for Canada to turn their back on them. IMHO, Canada has been one of the most diplomatically reasonable and sane players on the world stage.

    My prayers go out to the average Iranian who is suffering under the crazy, mass-destruction bent government there.

    Should Canada have cut diplomatic ties with Iran?

    Discuss.
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    Sep 08, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidindex.html?hpt=hp_t3

    IMHO, Canada has been one of the most diplomatically reasonable and sane players on the world stage.


    Ahh dear, if only you knew...
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 08, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    That is up to the people of Canada to judge whether or not their government did the right thing. How many other countries severed ties to Iranicon_question.gif
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    Sep 08, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Rita said
    GAMRican saidindex.html?hpt=hp_t3

    IMHO, Canada has been one of the most diplomatically reasonable and sane players on the world stage.


    Ahh dear, if only you knew...


    Has Canada changed in the last five years? I keep hearing stories of gun violence from a country where that used to be unheard of.icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 09, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    From the article:

    (CNN) -- Canada suspended relations with Iran and expelled the country's diplomats Friday, calling the country's regime "the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today."

    Among other things, Iran "refuses to comply with U.N. resolutions pertaining to its nuclear program; it routinely threatens the existence of Israel and engages in racist anti-Semitic rhetoric and incitement to genocide; it is among the world's worst violators of human rights; and it shelters and materially supports terrorist groups," Baird said.

    He also called out the regime for providing military support to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has been widely criticized in international circles for the government's bloody effort to suppress a rebellion.

    "Moreover," Baird said, "the Iranian regime has shown blatant disregard for the Vienna Convention and its guarantee of protection for diplomatic personnel. Under the circumstances, Canada can no longer maintain a diplomatic presence in Iran. Our diplomats serve Canada as civilians, and their safety is our number one priority."