Canada isolates itself by anti-Iran stance
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 23
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's foreign ministry has argued that the Canadian administration is isolating itself by following Israel's anti-Iran stance.
The Canada 's conservative government, in compliance with the Israel's positions is rapidly moving towards self-imposed isolation in the international community, even among its traditional allies, Marzieh Afkham , Iran 's foreign ministry spokeswoman said, the ministry's website reported.
Following the last week nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1(US, Russia, China, France, UK, and Germany), Canadian Foreign Minister Rob Nicholson said Iran continues to be a significant threat to international peace and security owing to its nuclear ambitions, its continuing support for terrorism, its repeated calls for the destruction of Israel, and its disregard for basic human rights. "We will continue to judge Iran by its actions, not words," he underlined.
Reacting to the statement, Afkham said that if the Canadian government is concerned about the international peace and security it should respect rationality and logic. "The continuation of the radical stances by the Canadian officials on Iran indicates that the Canadian government's approach towards Iran lacks any logical and rational basis."
Canada has expressed concerns over "human rights violation" in Iran and the "Islamic Republic's threat to global peace" in various occasions.
The country cut diplomatic ties with Tehran in 2012. Canadian then foreign minister, John Baird cited Iran's support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, its disputed nuclear program and continued human rights violations as reasons behind his country's decision to sever diplomatic ties with Tehran.
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