RCMP officers patrol outside the Iranian embassy in Ottawa, Friday Sept. 7, 2012. The Canadian government says it is shutting its embassy in Tehran and severing diplomatic relations ami

 

              RCMP officers patrol outside the Iranian embassy in Ottawa, Friday Sept. 7, 2012. The Canadian government says it is shutting its embassy in Tehran and severing diplomatic relations ami
RCMP officers patrol outside the Iranian embassy in Ottawa, Friday Sept. 7, 2012. The Canadian government says it is shutting its embassy in Tehran and severing diplomatic relations amid recent attacks on foreign diplomats in Iran. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Friday that the Canadian embassy in Tehran will close immediately and Iranian diplomats in Canada have been given five days to leave. He says he's worried about the safety of diplomats in Tehran following recent attacks on the British embassy there. He's also warning Canadians to avoid traveling to Iran. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)