“Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a good thing for the world,” Trump said.
The supporters of the dictatorship are not welcome in Canada, where they and their families enjoy the human rights they have denied Venezuelans.
Let's face it: Canada's use of sanctions seems to be highly tainted by politics. Canada is no neutral administration, treating all misbehaving states equally. Instead, Canada is like a fickle schoolyard bully, harassing the kid who's smaller or different, and leaving his "friends" in peace.
Like all westerners, I watched in horror at the terror that was unleashed across Paris. But my horror quickly turned to frustration when, immediately in the aftermath, western leaders took advantage of the situation to reinforce a false narrative, and to justify the very policies that have brought us to such a crisis. Our governments do not want us to understand that wittingly or unwittingly (the jury is still out on what role they have really played) they created the conditions for the rise of ISIS, and they did so through exactly the same disastrous policies that they now claim are the only way to destroy it.
Canada is adding to the sanctions it has imposed against Russia in order to further condemn the actions of Vladimir Putin's
"I think the only people Putin’s going to pay any attention to, if he pays any attention at all, are going to be the United
Canada is extending sanctions against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad but Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made it
The sanctions noose around Iran fully tightened at the beginning of July as the European Union joined the United States to impose a total embargo on all purchases of Iranian oil and place severe restrictions on the country's central bank. As the likelihood of war increases it is important to ensure that the nuclear issue does not overshadow human rights concerns.
The U.S. and EU pass travel bans to great fanfare, yet ignore them completely when sanctioned officials travel to meetings of international organizations. As Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) wrote, these measures are meaningless if loopholes allow sanctioned Iranian officials to travel freely.
Assad needs to stop the violence on Syrian streets -- a request that has continued to fall on deaf ears because there has been no incentive for the Assad family to stop the violence. So, in exchange the international community needs to offer the Assad regime complete immunity from past actions.