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The Iran Nuclear Agreement: One Year After Implementation

Bijan Ahmadi | Posted 01.19.2017 | Canada Politics
Bijan Ahmadi

The re-integration of Iran into the international community is a momentous opportunity for further consultation and engagement to resolve disagreements over its regional policies and to address concerns over Iran's human rights record.

Chretien Encourages Trudeau To 'Talk To Everybody'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Politics

The former PM suggested Pierre Elliott Trudeau maintained an open approach when speaking to world leaders, including Cuba's Fidel Castro.

Ottawa Gets Sarcastic In Tweet Criticizing Iran's 'Happy' Dance Punishment

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics

When it comes to human rights in Iran, Canada doesn't often stay silent. A group of Iranians have received a suspended sentence of 91 lashes each a...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian government was "deeply skeptical" on Sunday of Iran's agreement to temporarily freeze its nuclear program, saying Ottawa's sanct...

Canadian Government Taking A Wait-And-See Approach

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian government is taking a wait-and-see approach to the newly brokered nuclear deal with Iran.A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minist...

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...

The Terrorist Threat Canada Needs to Take Seriously

Joseph Humire | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Joseph Humire

In the midst of the holiday season, on December 28, 2012, President Barack Obama signed into law the "Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012." This Act seeks to initiate a whole-of-government approach to what looks to be an increasing threat to the United States, and by extension to Canada as well. Canada is no stranger to the Islamic terrorist threat. The millennium bomber -- Ahmed Ressam, the Toronto 18, and Omar Khadr, among other high profile cases, have brought radical Islam to the forefront of Canadian national security. Closing the embassy of the Islamic Republic in Ottawa last year shows that Minister Harper is serious on his promise.

Why Can't Canada and Muslim Countries Get Along?

Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan

Canada and Iran have had a troubled relationship. Canadians still haven't been able to to figure out why their government snapped diplomatic relations with Iran and at this particular time. This is the second time in recent years that Canada and a Muslim country had a major disagreement.

Iran Attacks Canada On Quebec Sovereignty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Politics

QUEBEC - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird abandoned host-country niceties Monday as he levelled a blistering attack against the human rights record...

Will Canada Let Iranian Politicians In?

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A month after their nation's diplomats were turfed from Canada, members of the Iranian Parliament have applied for visas to attend an interna...

Harper Cares About Photo-Ops, Not Iranian Issues

Arshavez Mozafari | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Arshavez Mozafari

Stephen Harper's invitation to a select group of Iranian-Canadians to visit Ottawa last week was spurred by the realist demand for a photo-op to prove how cozy and cordial relations are. The meeting was also an attempt to showcase how Iranian-Canadians were overwhelmingly in support of the draconian move to close the Iranian embassy in Canada. When activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam and the other delegates who met with the PM state that they are toiling for the sake of Iranian freedom, they seldom want observers to remember historical parallels. It is time for these activists to be exposed for who they are -- expendable sycophants waiting for definite answers from someone who will never be willing to provide them. It is time Iranian activists stop drinking Harper's Kool-Aid and be exposed for who they are -- expendable sycophants waiting for definite answers from someone who will never be willing to provide them.

Harper Meets Prominent Iranian-Canadians

CBC | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Politics

A group of prominent Iranian-Canadians had face time with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Foreign Minister John Baird and Immigration Minister Jason Ke...

Baird Reveals Thought Process Behind Iran Pullout

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Canada decided to close its embassy in Iran a few weeks ago after spending several months re-evaluating its presence in the country amid gr...

Iranian Diplomat Slams 'Hostile' Canada After Being Expelled

CBC | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Politics

Iran's top diplomat in Canada says cutting off relations is "unwise, uncivilized and hostile" in a letter dated Monday. Until last Friday,...

Shutting Iranian Embassy Was for Netanyahu, Not Canadians

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 11.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

The Conservative government has made the wrong decision here, not for the interest of the country but to appease the hard-line leadership of Israel which is eager to wage a war against Iran. Canada, a country that was respected around the world as a peace broker, has failed its citizens and the world for taking an unwise decision that would help no one in the long run except the warmongers.

Thanks Canada

CBC | Posted 11.09.2012 | Canada Politics

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes other countries will follow the example set by Canada, which on Friday broke off diplomatic re...

'Nothing Would Surprise Me' Harper Says Of Iran After Ties Severed

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Politics

VLADIVOSTOCK, Russia - With Iran branding his government a hostile stooge of Israel and Britain, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday that nothin...

Why Canada Cut Its Ties With Iran

CBC | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada's announcement that it has severed diplomatic relations with Iran was surprising, even unprecedented, experts in international relations say. ...

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...

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...

When Multiculturalism Becomes a Threat

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada
Sheryl Saperia

Multiculturalism has veered off course when those responsible for our safety -- a major threat to which is Islamist terrorism -- are reluctant to use direct language to describe that threat. Law enforcement officials must be properly and candidly briefed on the role of religious ideology in some strains of terrorism.

WATCH: Harper Says Iran 'Frightens' Him

CBC | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics

It's beyond dispute Iran is developing nuclear weapons and lying about it, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansb...

Harper Says Iran Greatest Threat To World Peace

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has called the escalating standoff between Iran and the West the greatest threat to world peace.The prime minister offered tha...