Why Canada doesn’t want a deal with Iran
International travel by Canadian travellers is at risk amid a possible deal between the U.S. and Iran to curb the country’s nuclear programme.
A key part of the agreement would require Canada to stop paying Iranian officials for trips to the U,D.C., and London.
“This is one of the most important items on the list of priorities that our government has to deliver,” Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters in Ottawa.
Freeland said she was hoping the U-turn on travel would pave the way for a new U.N. Security Council resolution that would set out the steps Canada and Iran should take to avoid another nuclear-related crisis.
The resolution, if passed, would require Iran to eliminate its nuclear programme and allow international monitors to visit the country.
Iran, which has denied any nuclear-weapons ambitions, is also supposed to allow its inspectors to visit countries that have agreed to cooperate with U.K.-based inspectors.
The U.A.E. has said it would like to see the U