Canada Cuts Relations with Iran

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Canada announced Friday it is suspending diplomatic relations with Iran, closing its embassy in Tehran and expelling all Iranian diplomats from Canada.

Foreign Minister John Baird said his government “views the Government of Iran as the most signifiant threat to global peace and security in the world today.”

He said Iranian diplomats in Canada must leave within five days.

Baird gave Iran's nuclear program and Iranian military assistance to Syria as reasons for the decision.