Canada closes Iran embassy, set to expel Iranian diplomats

ByREUTERS
September 7, 2012 17:54




OTTAWA - Canada has closed its embassy in Iran and will expel all remaining Iranian diplomats in Canada within five days, Foreign Minister John Baird said on Friday.

Baird said in a statement that the Iranian government was "the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today." He cited Iran's nuclear program and Iranian military assistance to Syria.

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