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
"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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