B’nai B’rith International praises Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Canadian government for the decisive move on Sept. 7 to cut diplomatic ties with Tehran. Canada announced it will close its embassy in Iran and Iranian diplomats in Canada have been told to leave.
In a statement, Canada’s Foreign Minister John Baird wrote: "Canada views the government of Iran as the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today." The statement also noted: "…Canada can no longer maintain a diplomatic presence in Iran."
Tehran continues to defy international efforts to halt its nuclear weapons program. Iran poses an existential threat to Israel as leaders in Tehran demonize Israel at every turn and outwardly threaten Israel, questioning its right to exist. As the largest state-sponsor of terrorism, and one of the most prolific human rights abusers in the world, diplomatic isolation is vital to ensuring containment of Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.
B’nai B’rith supports tougher sanctions aimed at stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons.