web analytics
November 24, 2014 / 2 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



Canada ‘Deeply Skeptical’ about Iran Deal, Keeps Sanctions

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada would be watching Iran closely over the coming weeks and months.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in Israel (at an IDC Herzliya conference).

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in Israel (at an IDC Herzliya conference).
Photo Credit: Flash90

The Canadian government is “deeply skeptical” about Iran’s agreement to temporarily freeze its nuclear program, and hence intends to keep its sanctions against the regime firmly in place until the new deal shows results, the Toronto Star reports.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada would be watching Iran closely over the coming weeks and months.

“We have made-in-Canada foreign policy,” he told reporters on Sunday, adding: “We think past actions best predict future actions. And Iran has defied the United Nations Security Council, it has defied the International Atomic Energy Agency. Simply put Iran has not earned the right to have the benefit of the doubt.”

Baird repeated a caution first sounded by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, saying, “A nuclear Iran is not just a threat to Canada, or its allies, it would also seriously damage the integrity of decades of work for nuclear non-proliferation. It would provoke other neighboring states to develop their own nuclear deterrent.”

And so, Canadian sanctions remained firmly in place as of Sunday.

“Effective sanctions have brought the regime to present a more moderate front and open the door to negotiations,” Baird said. “The Iranian people deserve the freedom and prosperity that they have been denied for all too long by the regime’s nuclear ambitions. Until then Canadian sanctions will remain tough and will remain in full force.”

On Sunday, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz, whose office is monitoring Iran’s nuclear program, said there is no reason for the world to be celebrating the deal signed in Geneva, which is based on “Iranian deception and Western self-delusion.”

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

12 Responses to “Canada ‘Deeply Skeptical’ about Iran Deal, Keeps Sanctions”

  1. Canada please get warmer.

  2. Too bad this impeccable logic was lost on Barack Obamination.

  3. Thank you Mr.Baird and Prime Minister Harper for trying to prevent Armageddon with a Nuclear Iran. Thank You.

  4. Iran could never be trusted without the Nukes–And guaranteed to Obliterate Israel and the Great Satan -U.S.-with the Nukes. Thank YOU.

  5. Gil Gilman says:

    Once again, Canada has shown itself more worthy than the U.S. I won't say more intelligent, since intelligence has its limitations. Intelligence is nothing without honor, and the Obama administration has none.

  6. Gil Gilman says:

    I didn't mean to pick exclusively on Obama in this. The Congressional Tea Porky is no better.

  7. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG. Obama will go down in history as the president who destroyed his own country and brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.

    Munich 1938 Vs Geneva 2013

    In summation:

    The 2013 deal struck/signed between the Chamberlains, USA, EU, France, German, Britain, China and Russia with Iran is worse than the Munich 'peace in our time' deal that was signed in 1938 between Nazi-Hitler and Neville Chamberlain BECAUSE we are talking about nuclear arsenal against Israel, which is a one nuclear bomb country!

    Israel will prevail but will have fight for its life on all fronts, political, military, media, psychological!

  8. God bless Canada as at least they have shown concern over Iran and the big powers agreement.

  9. Elisabeth Soros says:

    I am so proud Canadian! God Bless our Government!

  10. isi Weinberger says:

    Canada bless you

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Is that a chicken or Tzipi Livni ready to be sacrificed?
Coalition Plays ‘Chicken’ and Runs Away from New Elections
Latest News Stories
Yehuda Glick at Shaarei Tzedek hospital, surrounded by his family, doctors and emergency personnel who saved him.

Glick said, the Arabs who are sanctifying Al Aqsa and Islam are those Arabs who are saving lives, like those on the hospital staff who treated him.

Is that a chicken or Tzipi Livni ready to be sacrificed?

Lapid has everything to lose and Livni has nothing to lose.

Talks, talks and talks a between p5+1 and Iran.

Iran wants to buy more time and Israel, not Kerry, may have to pay the price.

Rain in Jerusalem.

Sometimes we get what we pray for.

Bnei Sakhnin vs. Beitar Jerusalem last night at the Doha Stadium in Sakhnin. Sakhnin won 1-0.

Iran says it won’t make a deal with world powers over its nuclear development program by the Nov. 24 deadline.

Security leaders re-activate a special unit in Israel as Arab rioters injure four police officers in Jerusalem.

The doctors completed their surgery and accomplished what they set out to repair.

Israel’s cabinet decides to clear obstacles for employment of immigrating professionals.

Sheikh Samir Aasi says “I Was Attacked Because Of What I Stand For. These Extremists Don’t Want Relations Between Religions”

Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry died early Sunday at age 78.

A Tennessee watchdog group says textbooks in the state’s schools are teaching children to hate Israel and Jews.

In New Zealand a Jewish toddler wearing a yarmulka is attacked; the adults consider teaching their young to hide their identity.

If there were such a thing as “diplomatic police,” Abbas would have been arrested long ago for crossing red lines.

Both the town and the tower were destroyed in a violent fashion. A layer of ash shows they were burnt.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/canada-deeply-skeptical-about-iran-deal-keeps-sanctions/2013/11/25/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: