Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Canada Closed It's Embassy in Iran: and Iranian Canadians Cheered

Baird said the government is formally listing Iran today as a state sponsor of terrorism under the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act, later in the day Baird announced that Syria was also placed on that list.

JSYK when nations are put on that list it means that Canadians affected by terrorism supported by the Iranian (or any nation on the list) regime to sue.

"Iran is among the world's worst violators of human rights. It shelters and materially supports terrorist groups," Baird said in a news release announcing the formal terror listing, adding: "Unequivocally, we have no information about a military strike on Iran."
Baird said Canada has closed its embassy in Iran, effective immediately, and declared personae non gratae all remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada. Those diplomats must leave within five days. All Canadian diplomats have already left Iran.
From another article.
For their part, Iranian-Canadian activists have been asking Ottawa to expel Iranian diplomats since 2003, when Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kahzemi was killed in Iran, and they stepped up the efforts after the regime’s crackdown on protesters following the 2009 presidential elections. 

I don't know for sure but I think

The first time Canada closed it's Embassy in Iran was in 1979 ( for 8 years) after hiding 6 American Consular staff and getting them out of Iran when Iranian students took over the American Embassy and held the rest of the staff hostage for 444 days..  Canadian Iranian relations have been "iffy" to say the least since the execution of Iranian Canadian Photojournalist Zahra Kazemi.

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Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20


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