Canada first nation to completely disengage from Iranian imports and exports calling Iran the biggest threat to global security.
Canada, which has had increasingly poor relations with Iran for more than a decade, had already imposed a series of trade sanctions. In 2012, bilateral trade was worth around C$135 million ($130 million).
Baird said Canada was particularly concerned by the failure of the United Nations’ nuclear agency this month to persuade Iran to let it resume an investigation into suspected atomic bomb research.
“The absence of progress … leads Canada to ban effectively immediately all imports and exports from Iran,” Baird told reporters.
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