Mark Collins – Why Does the Canadian Foreign Minister Want a Tehran Embassy but No Mention of Pyongyang?

First a tweet,

then the full video: “The foreign affairs minister says Canada must find a way to be ‘present’ in Iran.”

Now an enquiring mind wants to know why the new Canadian government is not also eager–one assumes–to establish an embassy in North Korea.  Surely an international hot spot where Canadian “engagement” might achieve equally wondrous results?  Or might it just be that having an embassy in Tehran, or not, is a political controversy relating to the previous Conservative government?  Whereas Pyongyang is just not on our political program?

Great way to conduct diplomacy by either government.  By the way former foreign minister John Baird does seem a tad persophobe whilst soft on the jolly jihadi saudis–video here.

We are oh so jejune.  Background, note “Comments”:

Saudis Decapitate at Great Rate

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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