Photo Tells Us Why Canada Severed Diplomatic Ties With Iran
Last Friday, the right-wing Conservative government of Stephen Harper closed the Canadian embassy in Tehran, and kicked Iranian diplomats out of Canada. Since than, Canadians have struggled to figure out Harper’s motive for this hotile and undepolomatic move. This picture partly answers the question.
The picture was taken during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu three-day visit to Canada in March. Harper and Netanyahu met here in Ottawa reportedly discussed the “threat” posed by Iran’s nuclear program.
In May, Israeli President Shimon Peres made his first state visit to Canada. He engaged in “a mix of public ceremonies and private meetings” and reportedly warned against a military attack on Iran.
Bravo, Netanyahu and Israel, for your stunning breakthrough. You pressured Canada to take a closer-to-war stance against Iran.
Photo via: lignet.com
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