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Israeli President Thanks Canada For Suspending Ties With Iran


Israeli President Shimon Peres

Israeli President Shimon Peres

Israeli President Shimon Peres has thanked Canada for suspending diplomatic relations with Iran.

In a statement, Peres said, "Canada has proven once again that morals come before pragmatism."

Canada said on September 7 it had closed its embassy in Iran and is expelling all Iranian diplomats from Canada.

Foreign Minister John Baird said in a statement that the Iranian government was "the most significant threat to global peace and security in the world today."

Tehran said Canada had sacrificed its national interests for the sake of Israel and vowed an "adequate reply."
Based on reporting by dpa and AFP
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