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Canada losing ‘traditional partners’ over JCPOA stance

23 July 2015 7:32


Canada’s “radical” policy towards Iran after the conclusion of nuclear talks with global powers lacks any “rational basis,” says Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham.

On Wednesday, Afkham denounced a statement by the Canadian Foreign Ministry released after Tehran and P5+1 countries reached a landmark agreement, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in the Austrian capital Vienna on July 14.

“Continuation of a radical position against Iran by Canadian authorities, especially under the current conditions, indicates that the Canadian government’s approach towards Iran does not have any rational basis,” said the Iranian spokeswoman.

Ottawa’s “adherence” to the Israeli regime’s stance towards Iran has “led to the isolation of the country’s conservative government within the international community and even among its closest traditional partners,” she noted.

Afkham further called on the North American country to “embrace rationality and logic instead of warmongering and radicalism.”

A statement by the Canadian Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development had accused Iran of being a “significant threat to international peace and security.”

It added, however, that Canada “will examine this deal further before taking any specific Canadian action.”

Following the agreement with the P5+1 – the United States, Britain, Russia, China, France, and Germany – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated the regime’s anti-Iran rhetoric, calling the JCPOA a “historic mistake for the world.”

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