Canada closes embassy in Iran, attack imminent?
"Iran is among the world's worst violators of human rights. It shelters and materially supports terrorist groups," Baird said.
"Unequivocally, we have no information about a military strike on Iran," he added.
In the statement, Baird said Canada has closed its embassy in Iran, effective immediately, and declared personae non gratae all remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada. Those diplomats must leave within five days. All Canadian diplomats have already left Iran.
"Canada’s position on the regime in Iran is well known. Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today," he said in the statement.
The statement cited Iran's support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, its failure to comply with UN resolutions on its nuclear program, and its threats against Israel.
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Canada has closed its embassy in Iran and will expel all remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada within five days, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Friday, denouncing Tehran as the biggest threat to global security. "Diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended," Baird said. Baird cited Iran's nuclear program, its hostility...
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