| Iran nuclear deal a welcome historic development!

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Iran nuclear deal a welcome historic development ~ Haroon Siddiqui, Columnist, Toronto Star.

The deal is very much in America’s interest — and Canada’s, if we could only acknowledge that.

Had Stephen Harper not closed our embassy in Tehran last year, Canada could’ve played a role between the West and Iran in the nuclear deal done Saturday. And we certainly would have been in a good position in the months ahead to help implement this historic agreement.

No other American ally was better suited, given Canada’s heroic role during the 1979-80 American hostage crisis in Tehran, when Ken Taylor, our envoy there, sheltered six Americans in his house for months and spirited them out on false Canadian passports — a story told in the movie Argoand this year’s Canadian documentary Our Man in Tehran.

Americans remained forever grateful to us. Iranians, initially miffed, resumed normal relations. That was…

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