Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre had a quiet mission to Iran, and now people have noticed

***Freelance Photo - Postmedia Network use only. - NO SALES. Resale rights remain with photographer *** MONTREAL, QUEBEC: JANUARY 28, 2016 --NATIONAL Montreal mayor Denis Coderre, poses following an interview in his offices in city hall, January 28, 2016. (Christinne Muschi for National Post) ORG XMIT: POS1601280911129039

Members of Canada’s Iranian community learned of the trip through Iranian news sources. Some are outraged that Coderre would quietly meet in Tehran with a representative of a regime Canada has labelled a state supporter of terrorism.

“The Iranian regime is a terrorist regime,” said Shabnam Assadollahi, an Ottawa writer and human rights activist who was imprisoned in Iran as a teenager. “Why would the mayor of Montreal make quiet deals with a terrorist regime?”

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