Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Foreign Affairs

Mr. James Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake, CPC): 

    Mr. Speaker, on numerous occasions the Iranian leader has expressed hostile feelings toward Israel, indifference toward the United Nations, and blatant disregard for the International Atomic Energy Agency. If Iran’s nuclear program is not contained, this situation could quickly turn into the most serious and most dangerous situation our generation will ever have to face. It undermines global non-proliferation efforts, and it undermines global peace and security.

    Could the Prime Minister please tell the House what the government is doing to hold Iran to account for its deplorable actions?

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC):

    Mr. Speaker, as the Minister of Foreign Affairs just said, Canada fully supports the UN Security Council’s recent series of sanctions against Iran.

    Our concern about Iran’s nuclear program is, of course, a long held position of this government. We welcome the latest round of sanctions voted upon by the United Nations Security Council. Canada will do everything in its power to work with our partners to fully implement those sanctions.