“Canada closes Iran embassy, says Tehran ‘most significant threat’ to world peace. Citing nuclear program, hostility to Israel and assisting Assad, Foreign Minister John Baird said Canada will expel all Iranian diplomats within five days; Netanyahu: Canada took a moral step. 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..…………”
No doubt the Iranian help for Assad deserves condemnation: he is, after all a repressive dictator (and a Ba’athist to boot). Yet if diplomatic relations are broken on that basis, then they should be broken as well with countries that help repressive regimes in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia (among other places). As for hostility to Israel, that is true: the Iranian regime is hostile to the Jewish state. Yet it is more than reciprocated: there isn’t a day that Israeli leaders and media (along with some of their toadies in the U.S. Congress) do not threaten an unprovoked and illegal attack on Iran.
The Canadians forgot the Hitler comparison! Bibi will have to call Mr. Harper and remind him.