Sounds like something you’d hear on MSNBC.
Iran accused Canada on Saturday of “hostile behavior” under Israeli and British influence after Ottawa cut diplomatic relations, and it raised the prospect of swift retaliation.
Canada said on Friday that it was closing its embassy in Tehran and gave Iranian diplomats five days to leave the country, branding the Islamic Republic as the “most significant threat to global peace and security.”
Ottawa cited Iran’s disputed nuclear work, which Western states see as a disguised effort to develop atomic bombs, its hostility toward Israel and alleged military aid to Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is battling a popular uprising.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said the move was a “continuation of anti-Iranian policies” by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government, which hccuseas long had poor relations with Tehran.
“The current government of Canada under the leadership of Mr. Stephen Harper is known for extreme policies in the domain of foreign policy,” Mehr news agency quoted Mehmanparast as saying.
“The hostile behavior of the current racist government in Canada in reality follows the policies dictated by the Zionists (Israel) and the British.”