The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Applauds Increased Sanctions Against the Iranian Regime

OTTAWA, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Government of Canada imposed additional sanctions on Iran for the purpose of strengthening the international effort to counter the Iranian regime's illegal nuclear program. Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird announced a ban on all imports and exports from Iran, as well as the sanctioning of an additional 30 persons and 82 entities under the Special Economic Measures Act.

In response, David Koschitzky, Chair of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, issued the following statement:

"We applaud Minister Baird for strengthening Canada's efforts to prevent the most dangerous regime in the Middle East, notorious for its abuse of human rights and support for terrorism, from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

"Unfortunately, Iran has failed to negotiate in good faith and has used the P5+1 talks as diplomatic cover while escalating its uranium enrichment activities. It is crucial that Canada and the international community continue to seek out additional economic and diplomatic tools to confront the Iranian nuclear threat and bring the Islamic Republic into compliance with its international obligations."

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is a non-partisan organization that serves as the advocacy arm of the Jewish Federations of Canada.

SOURCE: Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

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