Peres hails Canada's decision to sever ties with Iran

President Shimon Peres on Saturday praised Canada for its decision to sever ties with the Islamic republic of Iran.
In a special message to the Canadian people, Peres said, "I hope that other nations will see the example Canada has set and use Canada as a moral role model."
Peres also thanked Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and said that Canada once again had proven that it is a nation in which principles supersede comfort.