|Canada kowtowing to Zionist lobby||
Canada’s recent closure of its embassy in Tehran has been described by observers as a knee-jerk reaction to Iran’s successful hosting of the prestigious Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran. The move also shows how concerned Canada is about avoiding any waves in its relations with the United States, Israel, and Britain.
The closure of an embassy is a very uncommon move in the world of diplomacy. And cutting off diplomatic relations with other countries in order to strengthen ties with allies is totally illogical.
Iran has not had a high level of relations with Canada for many years, especially since the victory of the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and the severance of ties is expected to create no problems for the Iranian government. According to the country’s officials, Iranian citizens will not be affected by the severance of ties and Tehran will impose no special restrictions on Iranian nationals living or studying in Canada.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s hasty move was also heavily criticized by Canada’s political parties because of the vast economic repercussions that are bound to follow the decision. It will also raise the cost of any future interactions with Iran since Canada has officially deprived itself of a normal channel of communication and resuming ties with Tehran would require serious efforts by the Canadian government.
Canada only closed its embassy in Tehran to placate the Zionist lobby and to pave the way for efforts to increase the pressure on Iran. The move also shows that the Israelis have penetrated so deep into the Canadian government that they are now making important decisions for Canadian citizens.
MP Javad Jahangirzadeh is a member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament.
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