FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2012
Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Governments/Political Affairs Editor
Canada has closed its Embassy in Iran, effective immediately and declared personae non gratae all remaining diplomats in Canada. Iranian diplomats in Ottawa have been instructed to leave Canada within five days.
Sayeh Hassan an Iranian Canadian lawyer, blogger and pro-democracy activist states “for many years Iranian Canadian activists have been campaigning for the Iranian Embassy (the house of terror) to be shut down and I welcome the decision of the Harper Government to suspend all diplomatic relations with Iran.”
Sayeh Hassan further states “putting an end to the diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran will give a much needed positive boos to the morale of the pro-democracy activists in Iran who are fighting to overthrow this Islamic dictatorship.”
Lastly Sayeh Hassan proclaimed “while Iranians welcome any efforts to isolate the Iranian Regime politically they would strongly condemn any foreign military interference in Iran!”
Media Contact: Sayeh Hassan, Criminal Defence Lawyer and Pro-Democracy Activist