Canadian PM’s Anti-Iran Remarks Merit No Response: Spokeswoman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said the Canadian prime minister’s recent comments against Iran do not merit a response, noting that such comments have become so tedious that neither the world politicians nor Canadian people pay attention to them.

Canadian PM’s Anti-Iran Remarks Merit No Response: Spokeswoman

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Sunday slammed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s anti-Iran remarks as “ill-advised and biased”, saying that’s why Canada’s conservative administration is known as an extremist one in the world.

“It is not unlikely that the Canadian prime minister’s freedom-seeking gesture is to attract the Iranian society’s voters in Canada in the next parliamentary election; therefore, it (Harper’s comments) merits no response,” Afkham said.

The Iranians residing in Canada, like the Canadians who are tired of “non-principal and hardline” policies of the conservatives, will not take Harper’s pro-democracy rhetoric serious, she added.

In a Saturday address to the Vancouver-region Iranians marking Nowruz, Harper said, “those who seek refuge from the Iranian regime can access freedom, democracy and justice here in Canada as Canadians.”

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