Friday, July 13, 2012

‘Don’t interfere’: Ottawa warns Iranian embassy over alleged recruitment of expats in Canada

A spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Tuesday
that the Iranian Embassy (pictured) "should not interfere" in Iranian-Canadians' choices.
Jennifer Campbell / The Ottawa Citizen
Canada’s Foreign Affairs department issued a warning Tuesday to Iranian diplomats who are allegedly using their Ottawa embassy to recruit Iranian-Canadians to serve the Islamic Republic’s interests.

“Iranian-Canadians have rejected the oppressive Iranian regime and have chosen to come to Canada to build better lives,” a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement to the National Post. “The Iranian Embassy should not interfere in their choices. Canadian security organizations will act to prevent threats and intimidation of Canadians.” -- Kathryn Blaze Carlson, National Post Canada

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