presstv Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper for closing Ottawa’s embassy in Tehran.
Netanyahu praised the Canadian government’s decision to sever ties with Iran during his meeting with Harper on the side lines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday.
"I want to express my pleasure at seeing Stephen Harper again. He's proved he's a real statesman, and Stephen, I think that what you did, severing ties with Iran, was not only an act of statesmanship, but an act of moral clarity," said Netanyahu.
It was the second time that Netanyahu thanks Ottawa for severing ties with Tehran. Israeli President Shimon Peres has also praised the Canadian government for its anti-Iran move described by Tehran as undiplomatic.
It is widely believed that Canada’s abrupt decision to sever all ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran manifestly springs from a strong Zionist sway which has permeated the political structure of the country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has also said that Ottawa’s “inappropriate” move was carried out under the influence of the Israel, Britain and the US.
On September 7, Canada announced that it is closing its embassy in Iran and asked the Iranian diplomats to leave the Canadian soil within five days. It has also frozen the bank accounts of many Iranian nationals living in Canada and banned money transfers to Iran.
Harper, who has been widely criticized for dancing to every tune of Israel and constantly throwing one-sided support behind the Zionist regime, however, has refused to support Netanyahu's call for setting a “redline” for Iran's nuclear program.
"We want to see a peaceful resolution" of the dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program, the Canadian prime minister said.