Liberal MPs from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's party joined conservative lawmakers in the House of Commons last week to vote against the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Tory party motion (the conservatives) also called for Canada to label the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization.
These commitments signal an abrupt departure from the Trudeau government’s foreign policy on Iran," Sheryl Saperia , Director of Policy for Canada at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.
The Iranian regime has shown no remorse for, nor any indication to change, its terrorist sponsorship, human rights abuses and incitement to hatred, and does not deserve to be rewarded with a normalized relationship with Canada.
He also said Iran's support for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was cause for the break in diplomacy.Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, said: “These polices will be to Canada’s detriment and will not serve international peace and security,” according to Iran state-controlled media.Conservative MP Erin O’Toole told Canada's National Post paper that the motion revealed that “There was just a mounting pile of evidence to show that we cannot normalize a regime that is the most, I’ve called it for a couple of years now, the most destabilizing and dangerous nation of the world.”