Canada has expelled Iranian diplomats, closed their embassy and suspended diplomatic ties.
In a surprise move Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that Canada was closing its embassy in Tehran and expelling Iranian diplomats from Canada as it formally declared Iran a state sponsor of terrorism. Baird branded Iran as the “most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today.” He cited a list of long-standing beefs with the regime in Tehran as justification for the abrupt move, including Iranian military assistance to Syria and its refusal to comply with United Nations resolutions on 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,” Baird told reporters in Vladivostok, Russia.
Yeah, Canada! Showing the world once again how to do it. Too bad other countries lack that kind of guts. Imagine what the world could be like if they did.