Following Airstrike, Canadian Foreign Minister Calls For Restraint “On All Sides”

Statement says Canada has “long been concerned” by the Qods force that was run by Soleimani.

Following the U.S. airstrike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne released the following statement:

“Canada is in contact with our international partners. The safety and well-being of Canadians in Iraq and the region, including our troops and diplomats, is our paramount concern.

“We call on all sides to exercise restraint and pursue de-escalation. Our goal is and remains a united and stable Iraq.

“Canada has long been concerned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Qods Force, led by Qasem Soleimani, whose aggressive actions have had a destabilizing effect in the region and beyond.”

The statement is weak, especially considering that Soleimani orchestrated the deaths of many U.S. soldiers and also put Canadian lives at risk with his continued operations in Iraq. Canada should be offering support to our close U.S. ally in their elimination of a serious threat, not making a mealy-mouthed call for ‘restraint’ on ‘both sides.’

Spencer Fernando

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Marlin

I stand with our neighbours, the USA!

Lloyanne

Me too!

Bridgette

Shameful. We should be strongly standing by our allies the United Stated.

Larry

First we kill you, then we call for restraint LOL. “Our goal is and remains a united and stable Iraq.” ummmm nope, the goal is constant warmongering. Gotta feed the MIC “Canada has long been concerned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Qods Force, led by Qasem Soleimani, whose aggressive actions have had a destabilizing effect in the region and beyond.” You mean the ones who helped defeat ISIS and actually stabilized the area. Can’t have that, back to bombing the innocents for U.S. et al. What a lying circus we have. We all do know who created ISIS (… Read more »

Peter Black

What a pathetic ignorant and naive statement. This guy doesnt have a clue what is going on there. I am so ashamed and disgusted that I have a government so feeble and stupid

Marian

He was hand picked to do a job for JT and he is doing it. All talk no action just like we have seen since 2015. Canadians awake up we hope to this snow job in selling out Canada.

Brian Dougan

“Canada is concerned.” Watch out world–Be afraid; be very afraid. Kidding. Flaccid Canada can do nothing but “be concerned.” Or–Send a “strongly worded” letter. At least Obama warned about “crossing a red line.” He didn’t follow through w/ action; but at least he pretended to sound tough. That’s more than the “two-faced” Trudope can muster.

Gary major

Our foreign minister is weak PERIOD !

Miles Lunn

Qassem Soleimani is a bad guy and no tears shed over him being dead, but the Middle East is a risky place to be intervening in and we have to be careful this doesn’t turn out to be worse so I think showing restraint makes sense. As for not standing with our ally the US, what nonsense. We are a sovereign country and we should make our own decisions. Just because they are our neighbor doesn’t mean we should blindly follow them. We were right to say no to the Vietnam war and the second Iraq war so we shouldn’t… Read more »

David Henley

Anything that comes from the liberals is not even considered at the international table. Liberals are pro China and are tearing down our Canadian culture. They will never stand up for Canadians.