Canada lifting some economic sanctions against Iran to ‘resume dialogue’

Canada is signalling its willingness to re-engage with Iran by lifting a broad ban on financial services, imports and exports, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion announced today.

In a statement, Global Affairs Canada said it had amended its “broad-reaching autonomous sanctions against Iran to allow for a controlled economic re-engagement, including lifting the broad ban on financial services, imports and exports,” and had also updated regulations to conform with recent changes to the United Nations sanctions regime.

  • Spatchcocked

    GLOBAL affairs bigod…..that’s how big our ideas and our plans are……They’re GLOBAL mister and don’t you EVER forget it….and with our big really BIG plans we got responsibilities….BIG responsibilities… got your Iran and you got your refugees…’s a BIG file…’s HUGE but were up to it cause we’re Peacekeepers and we hug harder than anyone else in the world.
    We’re known for this fact….were famous for it and it’s our tradition ……and Canadians respect their traditions mister…..peacekeepers YAY.

  • H

    I almost feel ashamed to be Canadian with this government in power.

    • Clausewitz


    • Achmed

      You sure will learn to publicly say you love Canada when we have the Shari’a Law here.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Yeah, almost?

    • canminuteman

      When talk turns to politics at work i now here angry shouts of “well I didn’t vote fro them!!”

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Beauty, I’d love to be in that room.

        • BillyHW

          Bring your galoshes.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Zahra Kazemi was unavailable for comment.

  • CodexCoder

    And let’s remember how well that worked for John Kerry and the USA. So whose brass is the Liberal Party of Canada rubbing now and why? There is something terribly wrong and utterly greasy afoot.

  • Put an end to this by saying that union jobs are going to Iran.

    End of story.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Remember that sanctions are a prelude to war so when Harper wanted to keep the sanctions, the tough talk and the rhetoric that was sleepwalking into war. The US and the West after Syria will go into Iran because sanctions are the prelude to war but based on economic interests and monetary interests the US has to because their world reserve currency is at stake.

    There have been stories which stated that the Gold Dinar in Libya was a threat to the US dollar and it was a way to free Africa.

    That means everything the US does is to further its agenda. That is something that pro-war crowd fails to realize because they follow their agenda which is based on blood and talking points.

    A war with Iran would benefit no one and we have seen the history with Hussein, Gadhafi, and the Afghan war did not stabilize anything. I think dialogue matters because if you do not speak to a nation what is the alternative? The same goes with Russia. The sanctions on Russia are a prelude to war, and it is a nation that has nuclear weapons. Much of what is said about Iran is based in propaganda, hearsay, and do not forget that Memri lies about what Muslim leaders say, particular involving Ahmadinejad talking about Israel which never happened.

    Ahmadinejad talked about Zionism which means the factions that make up the interventionists and their calls for more war and more divisions. That anyone can agree with.

    Rouhani, Iran and Zarif have shown they want Iran to do business and not engage in war. Only those that want war and want tension and have something to gain from it are scapegoating and lying which they have done for years. I recall some programs mentioning how Israel has been complaining about Iran being a few months from a nuclear weapon since 1985. That is 31 years ago. Such people deserve to be ignored.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      The real globalist agenda! They are behind schedule but this is their real agenda:

      • Minicapt

        Quoting Gen Clark is a declaration of invincible personal ignorance.


    • Minicapt

      Thou loggerheaded toad-spotted harpy!


  • Brett_McS

    Since the sanctions were lifted, Germany has taken orders for 200 billion dollars [pinkie to corner of mouth] worth of equipment, services etc from Iran.

  • Denis

    so Canada is now becoming a wussie, islam driven nation with no principles or vision. just like oblama is doing in the USA!

    • Clausewitz

      Yep, think you nailed it dead on.

      • Denis

        nice to know there is at least two of us with brains and the ability to use them!

  • Gary

    Justin and Wynne will be at the Al-Quds rally this year to promote importing MORE jew-hatred from the muslims refugees, along with supporting the pro-Iran shia muslims bring Sharia law to Ontario so they can flog women , hang gays , plus Zafar Bangesh can have legalized pedophilia for a child-bride and finally have sex with a human .
    Wynne and Justin will also go to the PRIDE parade see their fellow Liberal pedophile buddies not caught yet , they will tell gays that they support their rights to be free of homophobia even though Justin told muslims he supports their rights for Sharia laws homophobia which sanction killing homosexuals.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Justin be like, you be our friends? they be like, you want our oil? Justin be like, OK.
    They be like, sure then. Justin be like a beam of light…

  • BillyHW

    They lifted sanctions on Iran so Quebec corporate parasite rent-seekers can sell lousy Bombardier planes to them, meanwhile Alberta can’t build a pipeline in any direction. Justin and his posse and every last vagina that voted for him will burn in hell for all eternity.