The Foreign Ministry spokesman Sunday described ties between countries as a two-way process, saying Tehran is ready to hold dialogue to offer consular services to Iranian expatriates but it seems the Canadian government is not ready to push ties with Iran.
Commenting on the latest developments in Iran-Canada ties, Bahram Qasemi said that their longstanding ties are significant for both sides.
“We do not yet understand unilateral severance of ties on behalf of Canada and the question still remains unanswered,” Qasemi said, noting that an enactment by the country’s parliament ordering the government not to pursue talks for resuming ties is setting a strange precedence.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has on several occasions protested to the law in Canada and considers it a wrong base in the international law, as it rules out the governments’ immunity, Qasemi said.
The official further noted that Iran has held talks since liberals came to power in the country and has voiced its readiness for opening consulates, but it seems the Canadian government lacks readiness for taking serious steps in line with promoting ties with Iran.