Iran Nuclear

Rouhani Is No "Moderate" When it Comes to Human Rights

Irwin Cotler | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani repeatedly touts his commitment to "constructive engagement" with the international community, particularly as he negotiates a comprehensive nuclear agreement. Yet, as nuclear talks resume this week, the systematic and widespread violations of human rights in Iran continue unabated.

Iran Opens Up Nuclear Program

CP | Nasser Karimi, The Associated Press | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has agreed to limit uranium enrichment and to open its nuclear program to daily inspection by international experts starting Jan. ...

Deal Could Spell Tumbling Oil Prices

CP | Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not allow ...

Testing Iran's Nuclear Charm Offensive

Irwin Cotler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Negotiations about Iran's nuclear program are set to resume this week in Geneva between the P5 + 1 countries (USA, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) and the new Iranian leadership -- arguably the most important diplomatic encounter in a decade. If a new round of negotiations is to effectively roll back the Iranian nuclear threat -- rather than create another "calm environment" enabling increased nuclear activity -- there are a series of specific undertakings that Iran must be called upon to do and prove it is doing. These undertakings are as follows.

Iranian Negotiations Could Be Explosive

Irwin Cotler | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program between Iran and six major powers began Wednesday. Given the Iranian pattern of denial, deception, and delay, the whole while uranium continues to be enriched and centrifuges continue to spin, only a verifiable abandonment by Iran of its nuclear weapons pursuits will suffice.

Iran Months Away From Nuclear Bomb: Baird

CBC | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Politics

Iran could build a nuclear bomb within months if it decides to weaponize its atomic enrichment program, according to Foreign Affairs Mini...

Canada A Nuclear Threat?

CBC | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada may be the subject of some controversy at the nuclear security summit, which opens today in Seoul, South Korea. The U....

Will Obama Agree to Strike Iran?

David Frum | Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada Politics
David Frum

Will Barack Obama strike Iran to stop its nuclear program? The president is claiming that the "only way" -- not the cheapest way, nor the fastest way, but literally the "only" way -- to reach a permanent solution is for Iran to abjure weapons "themselves." Which suggests that the answer to the question at the top of the column is "no."

Obama: Force Will Be Used Against Iran If Needed

CBC | Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada

President Barack Obama said Sunday the United States won't hesitate to use force to halt Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, something ...

Why No One Can Stop Israel From Bombing Iran

Peter Worthington | Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

When Israel has been threatened in the past, the outside world (friendly and unfriendly) has urged restraint and to not to take direct action. Invariably, in such cases, the outside world has been wrong. Had Israel taken such advice in the past, it probably would not exist today.

Iran's Election Promises: Slaughter, Imprisonment, Torture, and Oppression

Irwin Cotler | Posted 05.02.2012 | Canada
Irwin Cotler

In the run-up to the Iranian election today, there has been a massive campaign underway for imprisonment and silencing of all opposition. There have been arrests, beatings, torture, detentions, kidnappings, disappearances, and executions -- indeed, an execution binge even by Iran's wanton standards.

Israeli PM In Ottawa Amid Confrontation With Iran

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada and Israel once again affirmed their strong bond of friendship, but the Harper government made it clear Friday that doesn't necessaril...

A Third Way for De-Nuking Iran

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

What if Israel acknowledged its own collection of nuclear weapons and announced a willingness to get rid of the entire arsenal in exchange for an Iranian promise to stop pursuing the bomb? Worst case, Iran refuses the offer, continues building its nukes, and we're back to square one. Either way, Israel has offered peace to its most dangerous enemy.

Baird Says Military Strike Against Iran 'On The Table'

CP | Yeonathan Tommer, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada Politics

HERZLIYA, Israel - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird wrapped up his visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories Wednesday with the hope Israel's...

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 corresponden...

Canada To Join In New Measures Against Iran

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada joined Britain and the United States in announcing additional sanctions against Iran on Monday, as the three countries stepped up pres...

Iran's Worst Nightmare Is a Peaceful Revolution

Saba Farzan | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada
Saba Farzan

The crucial question at this moment is not whether to bomb or not to bomb Iran, but how should the architecture behind a regime change without military intervention look? It's starts with toughest economic sanctions and it ends with a diplomatic boycott -- and it is strengthened by more heavy sanctions.