You may recall that Canadian Embassy personnel protected and then spirited away American Diplomatic Mission personnel who escaped the American Embassy during the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. I recall wearing a ‘Thanks Canada’ button after our people were returned safely, I still have that button.
Canada has severed diplomatic ties with Iran. The lawlessness of the regime has become too much for Canada. They cite the attack on the British Embassy, assistance to the Assad regime in Syria, the nuclear program, threats directed at Israel, racist anti Semitic rhetoric, support for terrorism and an abysmal human rights record.
But wait, that’s not all. Foreign Minister John Baird says; “Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today, they have shown a blatant disregard for the Vienna Conventions.” Canada has warned off Canadian citizens from traveling to Iran.
The announcement was made from Russia ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit. Why is that important, because the announcement came after a meeting with Russian diplomatic officials where the Canadian position was made clear in “no uncertain terms” according to Minister Baird. Way to draw a red line!
Thanks Canada!! ….. Again!!