February 1, 2013 – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:
Canada strongly condemns reports that Iran intends to further expand its uranium-enrichment capacity.
“Such actions by Iran contravene its international obligations, counter the global will and undercut regional security. They are irresponsible and unacceptable.
“Canada calls on the United Nations Security Council to review this situation as a matter of non-compliance with its resolutions and consider appropriate censures.
“As a permanent member of the International Atomic Agency Board of Governors, Canada remains committed to ensuring the IAEA treats the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran with the seriousness it is due.”