Canada Iran Relations

Liberal MP Pushes Government To Re-Establish Iran Relations

CBC | Peter Zimonjic, CBC News | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Politics

One of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal MPs has joined forces with the Iranian Canadian Congress in pushing the government to re-establish dipl...

Small Steps Towards Re-Engagement With Iran

Navid Hassibi | Posted 02.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Navid Hassibi

Re-engaging Tehran does not mean that Canada and Iran will become strategic partners, however, if Canada can engage with Saudi Arabia, a country with which little is shared in terms of values, then surely it can engage with Iran whose population is highly secular and Western-leaning.

Canada Officially Eases Sanctions Against Iran

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2017 | Canada Politics

"We'll engage with Iran step-by-step, open eyes."

The Sister Of A Canadian Resident Jailed In Iran Campaigns For His Release

Maryam Nayeb Yazdi | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

The sister of Saeed Malekpour, a Canadian resident and engineer who is unlawfully imprisoned in Iran, is calling on Canadians to help push for her brother's release and safe return to Canada. Her efforts have so far moved Iran's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to quash Malekpour's death sentence.

Liberals Moving Too Quickly To Lift Iran Sanctions, Tory Critic Says

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Politics

"I believe if the embassy is reopened, Canada will be putting its foreign affairs professionals at serious risk, given the Iranians' very selective protection of diplomatic staff."

Tories 'Booby Trapped' Iran Relations For Liberals: Expert

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Politics

"My understanding right now is the government is struggling to figure out how do we deal with that."

It's Time To Bring Canada's Iran Policy Out From The Cold

Navid Hassibi | Posted 12.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Navid Hassibi

As "Implementation Day" of the historic nuclear deal between world powers and Iran approaches, during which Iran will begin fulfilling the bulk of its end of the agreement while sanctions by the United Nations, United States and the European Union are removed, Canada must begin planning for the eventual restoration of ties with Iran in keeping with the new Trudeau government's affirmation to re-engage Tehran.

Harper's Shot At Trudeau Contains 'A Lot Of Baloney'

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2016 | Canada Politics

Would Canada and Iran really be "best friends" by restoring relations?

Harper Hopes One Day Iran Will Be 'Free From Tyranny'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he hopes one day Iran will be "free from tyranny," and until then Canada will be a place of refuge for ...

Why Has Our Supreme Court Barred Civil Claims by Canadians Tortured in a Foreign State?

Renu Mandhane | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Renu Mandhane

The International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights were interveners before the Supreme Court and argued that the right to a remedy is protected under international law, and is a principle of fundamental justice under the Charter (which protects life, liberty and security of the person). The Supreme Court rejected that argument.

Why Canada's Approach to Iran Has Abandoned Any Sense of Realism

Bryan Gibson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Bryan Gibson

Taken overall, the Harper government's response to the Iranian deal is symptomatic of its wider foreign policy, which has abandoned any sense of realism. Instead of welcoming the accord as a major breakthrough and a potential chance to help stabilize the Middle East, Canada appears intent on mirroring Netanyahu's futile zero-sum, intensely hostile approach to Iran.

Harper To Iran: Talk Is Cheap

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he will encourage diplomatic efforts to settle the Iranian nuclear question, but he warns that Iran must b...

Baird Gets Tougher On Iran

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada ratcheted up sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, adding 30 individuals and 82 entities to an economic blacklist and banning almost al...

Italy To Manage Canadian Interests In Iran

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

ROME - Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi says Italy will look after Canadian interests in Iran after Canada shut down its embassy there earlier th...

Foreign Affairs Dept. Paid $2M For Study On Threats To Embassies

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Foreign Affairs Department paid almost $2 million to an international security firm for a sweeping intelligence study of potential threat...

Iran Considers Response To Canada Severing Ties

CBC | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Iran's parliamentary speaker has cancelled a visit to Canada, after Ottawa announced it would shut its embassy in Tehran and expel Iranian diplomats f...

Iran Speaker Cancels Canada Visit

CP | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliamentary speaker cancelled on Saturday a visit to Canada to protest Ottawa's decision to cut diplomatic relations, and Tehr...

Canada Closes Embassy In Iran

CP | Posted 09.07.2012 | Canada Politics

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivered a diplomatic bolt from the blue Friday, abruptly and unexpectedly severing ties wi...

Harper Warns Iran On Executing Canadian

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2012 | Canada Politics

SANTIAGO, Chile - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is calling on Iran to spare the life of an Iranian-Canadian convicted of espionage and awaiting execut...

Dial It Back, Harper: PM Accused Of Fueling Iran Hysteria

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government's tough talk on Iran's nuclear ambitions is fuelling hysteria and boosting the likelihood of an armed conflict, an Iran...

Canada Clamps Down On Iranian Nationals Accused In US Plot

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is slapping sanctions on five Iranian nationals accused of plotting to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States.The fede...