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rcinet.ca 11/05/2017 Politics

Keywords:2015, Canada, Canadian, Homa, Homa Hoodfar, Iran, Iranian, Leaf, Tehran, United States, University

The Maple Leaf is one of the only remaining Canadian symbols at what used to be the Canadian Embassy in Tehran.

hoto Credit: Nahlah Ayed/CBC
Canadian officials make first visit to Iran since 2012
By Lynn Desjardins | english@rcinet.ca
Wednesday 10 May, 2017
CBC reporter Nahlah Ayed and the Globe and Mail report that Canadian government officials are visiting Tehran for the first time since the Canadian embassy there was closed in 2012. There have been several meetings between officials of Canada and Iran elsewhere since the Liberal Party won the election in October 2015. Re-engaging Iran had been a plank in the party’s campaign platform.

The story ended well for Iranian-Canadian Homa Hoodfar who was released from prison in Iran. A lack of a Canadian embassy there makes such cases difficult. © Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press

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