Canada Severs Iran Diplomatic Ties on Terrorism Threat

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his government suspended ties with Iran in part due to an increasing risk to his country’s diplomats in the Middle Eastern country.

“This is a regime that, among its many wrongs, does not respect normal practices of diplomatic immunity,” Harper told reporters today in Vladivostok, Russia, where he is attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. “The risks to our diplomats just keep going up, so ever since last year, we have been scaling down our presence and I think this is the best decision in terms of our ability to protect our people and conduct foreign policy.”

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