Canada cuts ties with Iran, closes embassy, orders Iranian diplomats home

Yahoo! News Canada
September 7, 2012

by The Canadian Press

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he’s cutting ties with Iran amid worries about the safety of Canadian diplomats in the country.

Baird says the Canadian embassy in Tehran will close immediately and Iranian diplomats in Canada have been given five days to leave.

He says he’s worried about the safety of diplomats in Tehran following recent attacks on the British embassy there.

He’s also warning ordinary Canadians to avoid travel to Iran.


[hat tip: my friend Zarnoosh Bilimoria, a local news reporter out of Toronto for CHIN radio]

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