April 03, 2015

Canada warns of trusting Iran in wake of nuke deal

Brian LilleyArchive

Iran's actions show the country cannot be trusted was the thrust of the message put forward by Canada's foreign affairs minister in reaction to the 5+1 agreement seeking to control Iran's nuclear ambitions.

The agreement, announced on Thursday, would see sanctions imposed by the United States and United Nations lifted in exchange for Iran meeting certain targets and undergoing inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The deal has been met with mixed reviews. While Britain, France, Germany and China were all party to the agreement, Israel has denounced the deal as a threat to its very existence.

Canada's position is one of caution and scepticism. 

“A nuclear Iran would provoke a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and would be an enormously destabilizing development," Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said in a statement.

Nicholson warned that a nuclear armed Iran must not be allowed and said every diplomatic effort must be made to stop that from happening but also warned that Iran's past actions do not give him much hope.

“Iran’s track record is not one that encourages trust. In addition to having a worsening human rights record, Iran continues to act as a destabilizing force in the region, providing economic and material support to the Assad regime, Shiite militias operating in Iraq and listed terrorist entities," Nicholson said.

The Canadian government has announced it will donate $3 million to the IAEA to support monitoring of Iran's actions.


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commented 2015-10-03 00:10:40 -0400
The big problem here is that the Muslim ‘holy book’ actually calls for lies and deception when negotiating with the enemy (us). The only world leader here who has the most to lose and who knows the peril is Netanyahu. I concur with Keith Barnes below…
commented 2015-04-28 03:16:33 -0400
In my opinion, there is no other more evil administration than that of the Iranian mullahs. As Shiites, a minority of the Islamic faith, they have been trying to obtain dominance in the Middle East for quite some time, through sponsoring terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, destabilizing other countries (Lebanon, Yemen, Syria) and, all the while, constructing the necessary equipment at home, to acquire the nuclear weapon.

Taking advantage of the weakest POTUS in the history of the United States has allowed the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to further expand their nefarious activities in the region. Feeling threatened and abandoned by their traditional ally, the United States, countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia, a majority Sunni country, found themselves in the untenable position to go to war themselves, in order to preserve their interests and statehood.

Apparently, President OBAMA is following in Bill CLINTON’s footsteps, under whose watch North Korea was allowed to become a rogue nuclear power.

The world, in particular western Europe and the United States should be advised that they kiss Iranian butt at their own peril, while the Iranians chant in the streets: “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
commented 2015-04-18 09:13:59 -0400
if i weregoing to coin a phrase it would be, " The Obamanation".
commented 2015-04-18 09:09:40 -0400
no deal without complete freedom for inspections. Sanctions slowly lifted based on cooperation. who’s the super power here?
commented 2015-04-14 19:09:28 -0400
Congress will have to pass the deal. They justpassed a bill and have support in the full Senate. Obama has agreed to it since he couldn’t veto it.
commented 2015-04-06 11:12:11 -0400
Surely, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, etc. are already figuring out how to start up their own nuclear weapon programs. They have been left with no choice. After the Obama Concession is signed, we will hear about it.
commented 2015-04-05 12:53:08 -0400
Unbelievable. Just as sanctions were working, Obama pulls the plug on them.
Can we coin a new phrase? The “Obama Touch”
Unlike Midas, everything this man touches turns to shit (please, pardon my English).

In any event, is there anyone out there that actually believes Iran wants nuclear energy to generate electricity? In that region of the world electrical generators are most efficiently driven by either gas turbines or steam turbines, either of which may be fuelled by oil or gas. Fuels that Iran has in spades.
commented 2015-04-04 22:57:06 -0400
Are they nuts, I can’t believe they are allowing that.
commented 2015-04-04 19:22:52 -0400
Ya Stu, WHO financed afghan war to regain opium control, Iraq more than likely gold. Bank of America or chase morgan
commented 2015-04-04 14:55:53 -0400
Boy oh boy, tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth. Seems there not many free thinkers who actually research to get to the truth since it’s easier to repeat what the presstitutes tell you is true. The first casualty of war is always the truth.
All this tension in the ME was planned back in 1985 and was to have been completed by 2008 – according to Wesley Clark (check it out yourself) – when all new puppet governments were to be in place. The problem is they never expected that the people would rise up and take their countries back – like in Iraq and Libya – or fight to keep their current government like in Syria. The final 2 countries were Syria and Iran – in that order.
The tool they were going to use as an excuse for entering these countries was… that’s right: terrorism. Thus we have the Iraq and Afghan invasions invasion both based on lies. Afghan was to reclaim the poppy harvest from the Taliban and use the drug money to finance the wars. (poppy harvest has tripled since the invasion). You can also research this yourselves.
commented 2015-04-04 14:18:29 -0400
Cowards! The UK and USA will have to jump in the fight eventually, they will be forced to by events. Same old story. Wait till its all out of control.
Iran having nuclear capability will strengthen and embolden even further, Putin, Assad, the little prince in the peoples republic of North Korea… being weakened by this mismanagement won’t hurt China’s ability to bully either.
If a proactive approach is ignored I fear the balance will be tipped passed a point which cannot be regained.
Too much momentum.
commented 2015-04-04 13:56:42 -0400
Thank God we have Israel. The only country prepared to stand up against the Dogma of Islam. More moral support from the western world would be nice. I believe PM Harper told them that they would never stand alone but more is needed. Where is the UK and USA?
commented 2015-04-04 12:37:21 -0400
Liza let Mr Netanyahu deal with the issue. He is more than capable. Meddling prevents him from doing his job.
commented 2015-04-04 12:35:45 -0400
Joan the role of the authorities here is to infiltrate Mohammedan terror cells locally and destroy them. That is how we are kept safe. More has to be done but so far many arrests have been made and lives have been saved. Ezra keeps us informed as to what is coming out of the Mosques. High level bombing runs will not stop ISIS. History tells me we must stay out of the region. ISIS will destroy itself like all Mohammedan armies of the past. Let those in the region deal with the issues.
commented 2015-04-04 10:41:29 -0400
Zarnif JoJoa AKA Justin Trudeau?
commented 2015-04-04 09:49:41 -0400
It is always entertaining to watch the apologists for Iran and radical islam come out from under their rocks to defend the indefensible. The fact is that a nuclear armed Iran with functioning ballistic missiles is a danger to everyone. A danger if not directly then through the resultant fire storm that will result when they carry through on their threat to ‘nuke’ Israel. Anyone who doesn’t understand that and who claims that there is no proof that Iran is about to have both the bomb and the means to deliver it is either a fool apologist for Iran and radical muslims or kneels on a rug five times a day.
commented 2015-04-04 07:45:18 -0400
Amazing how wrapped up people get here. This is just a game to pound on Iran. It’s also a game to have muslims killing muslims – this thins the herd and the mid east muslims are too stupid to know any better. If mid east oil gets interrupted, Petrobras (Brazil’s oil company) which is deep sea producing off their coast through George Soros (the same pig who finances protests in Canada through Tides, etc) and back by Barry Obama, can expand their production. This entire drama will continue until Barry is out of office – two years to go.
commented 2015-04-04 01:41:29 -0400
Ron, here’s the problem. The threat is not just “in that region”. It’s in Canada. In all our communities. In yours. You need to re-evaluate your laissez-faire politics for the new reality.
commented 2015-04-04 01:39:15 -0400
Stu, are you kidding? Iran compliant with IAEA inspections? Open and transparent? Since when?
commented 2015-04-04 01:28:20 -0400
Tell that to Netanyahu Ron. What a load of crap.
commented 2015-04-04 01:18:20 -0400
A nuclear Iran would provoke a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and would be an enormously destabilizing development," Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said in a statement. I would agree with that statement. However the region is totally destabilized now and has been for sometime. We in the West have no clue how to make the situation work in that region. So we should stay out and let nature take its course.
commented 2015-04-04 00:42:34 -0400
Stu, I don’t want Iran to have nuclear weapons. Stu, I trust Israel, to have them. They are the only democratic country in the middle east . I stand with democratic countries. Iran’s gov.t lies cheats and hides. Always has always will. This isn’t about, well they have one so why can’t I. We don’t want Iran to have nuclear capability, because we don’t trust them. Stu, you should immigrate, I’m sure Iran would love to have you.
commented 2015-04-04 00:23:53 -0400
More unsubstantiated bovine excrement from our government. Let’s see some evidence and not parrot Israel’s line for the past 20 years. Here’s some facts that you never hear from the presstitutes: Iran signed the nuclear non-prolific treaty; Israel did not. Iran’s facilities have been inspected numerous times and found to be in compliance to the treaty; Israel was caught trying to sell nuclear weapons to South Africa.
What Obummer says about the new agreement is not always true – he is a habitual liar. Iran has been quite open and compliant to the previous agreement. Watch for Obummer to start making statements about extraneous points that are not in the agreement after it’s signed and how Iran is not in compliance with them.
I always thought our government’s allegiance was to it’s citizens and not to a foreign country.
commented 2015-04-04 00:08:56 -0400
Understood. good on ya.
commented 2015-04-04 00:00:04 -0400
Nah, I felt shamed I lowered myself to his level. I wanted to point out that some sensible people actually appreciate being here
commented 2015-04-03 20:55:50 -0400
Peter don’t be intimidated. Everyone has friends or knows people from the middle east. I stand by the conviction that most of them want to live in a peaceful country as free people. But as far as I am concerned those who just bring their hatred here need to leave.
commented 2015-04-03 20:51:05 -0400
Zarnif , tell me please what is LAVIZAN-3.
commented 2015-04-03 20:45:56 -0400
Just kidding. My friend is a Pakistani Muslim married to a white Canadian girl. He’s a professional. I’ve known him five years and never heard him criticize our culture. Happy to have a place here. Why can’t we get along?