Condemnation for Iran

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon told CBC News last week that Canada will not "stay out" of Iranian politics, while Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week denounced the Iranian government's "brute force and intimidation." Mr.

Published: Wednesday, 06/24/2009 12:00 am EDT

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon told CBC News last week that Canada will not "stay out" of Iranian politics, while Prime Minister Stephen Harper this week denounced the Iranian government's "brute force and intimidation." Mr. Cannon's comments came after Canadian chargé d'affaires in Tehran Michel De Salaberry was summoned onto the carpet to respond to accusations Canada was fomenting unrest in Iran following disputed presidential elections on June 12. Canada responded by calling forward Iranian chargé Bahram Ghasemi to express its concerns over human rights violations and government crackdowns on protesters.

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