Iran calls Canadian PM remarks ‘illogical and boring’
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 24
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran has said that remarks of the Canadian prime minister about legal rights of Iranians living in Canada were 'illogical and boring'.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said that the remarks of the Canadian prime minister were so superficial and meaningless that are not even worthy of response, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on March 24.
Remarks of the Canadian official shows that the Canadian government is afflicted with egotism and conceit and has not a true evaluation of Iranians living in Canada, Afkham said.
On March 21, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he hopes one day Iran will be "free from tyranny," and until then Canada will be a place of refuge for Iranians.
Harper delivered opening remarks Saturday night in Vancouver on the occasion of the new Iranian fiscal year.
The prime minister called the Iranian New Year, "a time of renewal and rebirth."
"Know that our government shares your hope that Iran itself will experience a renewal, that one day Iran will be a thriving, open country, and that the Iranian people will live free from tyranny and oppression," he said.
"But until that time, our government will ensure that those who seek refuge from the Iranian regime can access freedom, democracy and justice here in Canada as Canadians."
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