Government Foreign Affairs

Normalize relations with Iran.

In progress
June 24, 2015

Friday February 5, 2016 | CBC News

Canada lifting some economic sanctions against Iran to 'resume dialogue'

Canada is signalling its willingness to re-engage with Iran by lifting a broad ban on financial services, imports and exports, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion announced today.

Canada broke off ties with Iran in September, 2012, closing the embassy in Tehran citing concern for the safety of Canadian diplomats and staff. Iranian diplomats in Canada were expelled. Dion said today Canada is considering the restoration of diplomatic contacts.