Canada Closing Iran Embassy, Expelling Iranian Diplomats

Canada cites Iranian support for Syria, its alleged nuclear program. Israel's prime minister calls the move a moral act


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, denouncing Tehran as the biggest threat to global security.

Baird cited Iran's nuclear program, its hostility toward Israel and Iranian military assistance to the government of President Bashar Assad in Syria, which is locked in civil war with rebels, as the reasons for suspending diplomatic relations.