As the world reached a historic nuclear accord with Iran last week, Ottawa’s reaction was predictably subdued in keeping with its tough stance against Tehran. By stating Canada’s appreciation for the agreement, Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson calculatedly refrained from either endorsing or criticizing it, and articulated that Canada would judge Iran by its actions.
To be sure, Nicholson’s statement buys the Canadian government time to determine what its Iran policy should be now that a nuclear deal has been struck. It can either continue its marginalized approach with its existing Iran policy of disengagement or it can come out …read more
Source: Canadian International Council