Canada joins US and Britain on new Iran sanctions

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Posted: Nov 21, 2011 3:18 PM
Canada joins US and Britain on new Iran sanctions

Canada is announcing additional sanctions against Iran in tandem with the U.S. and Britain to pressure Tehran to halt its suspected nuclear weapons program.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement Monday that the expanded sanctions prohibit almost all financial transactions with the Iranian government. They also add individuals and entities to the list of designated persons and expand the list of prohibited goods.

Baird says Canada is deeply disturbed by the information contained in the most recent International Atomic Energy Agency report suggesting Iranian work toward the development of atomic weapons.

Baird says the regime in Tehran poses the most significant threats to global peace and security today.