Iran calls 5-day deadline for its diplomats to leave Canada ‘unwise’
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TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s parliamentary speaker cancelled on Saturday a visit to Canada to protest Ottawa’s decision to cut diplomatic relations, and Tehran’s foreign ministry called “unwise” a five-day deadline set by Canada for Iranian diplomats to leave the country.
Canada shut its embassy in Tehran on Friday accusing the Islamic Republic of being the most significant threat to world peace. The surprise action reinforces the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s close ties with Tehran’s arch foe Israel.