Canada Deeply Concerned by Iranian Arms Shipment Destined for Gaza

March 5, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada is deeply concerned by reports of the seizure of an Iranian arms shipment destined for Gaza. Today’s seizure by Israel demonstrates Iran’s continued blatant support of terrorists who threaten the lives of innocent Israeli civilians.

“The new Iranian administration continues to bankroll and arm terrorists even as it fails to deliver basic goods and services to its own citizens.

“This incident is an important reminder that the threat posed by Iran to the region is multi-pronged and has not been diminished by the Rouhani regime’s charm offensive.

“We urge the clerical regime in Iran to renounce terrorism and to follow through by ending its support of those who seek violence.”

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