Canada has closed its embassy in Iran and will expel all Iranian diplomats in Canada within five days,Foreign Minister John Baird said on Friday,denouncing Tehran as the biggest threat to global security.
Diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended,Baird said. He cited Irans nuclear programme,its hostility toward Israel and Iranian military assistance to the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria,which is locked in civil war with rebels.
Meanwhile,a US Congressman said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blew up at the US ambassador last month because he was at wits end over what he sees as the Obama administrations lack of clarity on Irans nuclear programme. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers,a Republican,made the claim in an interview with Michigans WJR radio on Tuesday.