Last month Tehran hosted the largest international event. The leaders from 120 Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and 27 other nations including China and Russia assembled in Tehran and gave unanimous support to country’s nuclear program. The support proved by any standard that the Islamic Republic is more popular among the 193 United Nations members than any other country. The Veterans News Now has called the summit Iran’s great diplomatic victory over the US and Israel which tried their level best to sabotage the summit.
To the great horor of the Zionist Occupied Nations (ZONs) – Iran will not only steer the NAM affairs for the next three year – but NAM will stay closer to Iran’s interests after Iran’s term expires in 2015. After Iran, the rotating NAM chairmanship will goes to Venezuela and Bolivia, both Iran’a allies.
Since the US and Israel don’t have diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic – they chose their poodle Harper regime in Ottawa to Isolate Iran. To realize how funny Israel-Firster Harper government’s decision to expel Iranian consulate staff from Canada and recall its diplomatic staff from Tehran – the two countries were never represented at ambassadorial level since the 1980s with the exception of a three-year stunt in 1990s. Furthermore, the trade between the two nations was less than $10 million.
Ottawa has claimed that it took the decision to “isolate” Iran from the international community due to Iran’s refusal to stop its nuclear program and being an ‘existential threat’ to Israel. Interestingly, Canadian foreign minister, Israel-Firster John Baird chose to make the announcement in Moscow and not in Ottawa. Maybe he intended it a message for Putin for later’s support for Tehran.
Since 1979 Islamic Revolution, Canada’s relation with Iran has been ‘shady’ on international level. In 1980, Tehran expelled Canadian ambassador in Tehran, Kenneth Taylor, for being the top CIA agent in Iran. On April 24, 1980, American Air Force, based on Ken’s intelligence briefing, planned and carried its incursion Operation Eagle Claw to rescue 52 American embassy staff members captured as ‘spies‘. The Operation involved eight RH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters. Before the ‘American braves’ reached their destination in Tehran – three of the eight helicopters were lost in the desert sand storm (a Divine intervention, perhaps). The surviving crew and the soldiers in panic returned to the base at Masirah without taking along 8 of the bodies of dead US soldiers.
Canadian delegate always staged walk-out during Ahmadinejad’s speeches at the UN General Assembly for criticizing the Zionist regime.
Canadian delegate walked out of Durban I (South Africa) and Durban II (Geneva) conferences on combating racism for majority of member states’ criticism of the Zionist regime for its apatheid policies.
In September 2011, Harper government boycotted Durban III conference in New York, because its keynote speaker was no other than Iran’s President Dr. Ahmadinejad.
In October 2010, Stephen Harper government’s blind support for the Zionist entity and its participation in US-NATO war in Afghanistan had cost Canada its bid to secure a non-permanent member seat at the UN Security Council for the first time in the last six decades.
In May 2011, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued a statement, saying, “Canada deplores the election of Iran to a seat on the United Nations Commission on Population and Development. Canada remains extremely troubled by the outrageous human rights abuses committed by Iran against its own citizens, and by Iran’s threats and actions to undermine the safety, security and stability of its neighbors (read Israel)”.
In May, Canadian embassy in Tehran stopped issuing visas to the relatives and friends of 400,000 Iranian diasporas living in Canada. Now in order to visit Canada they must go to Ankara in neighbouring Turkey to get a visa.
In February 2012 – Canadian pro-Israel groups slammed US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey for saying that Iranian regime is “a rational actor”.
Tehran has maintained a token diplomatic relation with Ottawa since 1980s.
“I was very surprised by the Canadian announcement,” James Devine, an Iran expert at Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B., told CBC News, noting that it isn’t tied to a specific event or a reaction to “an acute crisis in the relationship.” Devine also emphasized that Canada’s move is likely to have little impact in Iran as Canada is not an international player.
In May 2012, Iran’s deputy foreign minister and Tehran’s representative at the EU, Ali Asghar Khaji, in an Interview with Paul Koring of Toronto daily The Globe and Mail, called Canada Israel’s lapdog.