Iran Letter

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Science for Peace sees great danger in the attack on 3 January by American forces on a senior Iranian official, Qassem Soleimani. The strike was decided by the President abruptly, without consulting allies, or his own government. The drone killing of Gen. Soleimani on Iraqi soil was more than simple murder, it was armed aggression against both Iran and Iraq.

For years now President Trump has threatened massive use of force against Iran. His unprovoked, unilateral repudiation of the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, under which Iran was restricting its development of nuclear fuel, has opened the danger of yet another country joining the nuclear-armed ranks. What is the duty of Canada when its closest ally acts with such unbridled belligerence?

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