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There are many in the Twitterverse, blogosphere and comment boards that remain skeptical, believing that the closure of Canada's embassy in Tehran is a precursor to an imminent Israeli attack on Iran. In other words, Harper is getting our diplomats 'out of dodge.'
Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to reporters this weekend to clarify the reasons behind his government's decision, Friday, to cut ties with Iran.
"Ever since the attack on the British embassy last year, I have increasingly concerned about the safety of our diplomats," he said. "Whether it's [their] nuclear programs, support from Assad, its antisemitism, its support for terrorism...the risk to our diplomats just keeps going up so ever since last year we have been scaling down our presence."
Canada's foreign minister pledged $6.5 million in additional aid to Jordan in its efforts to help displaced Syrians after seeing a refugee tent city and calling the worsening situation in neighbouring Syria "tremendously horrifying."
John Baird praised Jordan, calling it an "incredible example to the world" on the frontlines of the Syrian crisis, saying that the country "should not stand alone."
"Jordan is committed to helping the Syrian people at their greatest hour of need and Canada is proud to support you as you welcome tens of thousands of Syrian refugees across your borders," Baird said at a joint news conference with his Jordanian counterpart, Nasser Judeh, in the capital Amman, where he made the aid announcement.
The Canadian-based group that was supposed to get $2 million to help deliver medical aid in Syria says it "regrets" the federal government's abrupt decision to pull the funding.
Board members said Friday they still don't understand what happened.
"Canadian Relief For Syria regrets the Canadian government's reversed decision to send medical aid to Syria via CRS," Aman Sharma, a board member told a press conference. He said his group is thankful, however, that the commitment was made in the first place.
Originally posted by masqua
reply to post by all2human
Now we know why he's willing to spend billions on a fleet of F35's.
Originally posted by all2human
reply to post by masqua
Imo Netanyahu's pulling more than just that,Harper has donated 2 million dollars to aid the 'rebels' within Syria.edit on 9-9-2012 by all2human because: (no reason given)