Canada’s re-engagement with Iran – May 14, 2017

Canada’s re-engagement with Iran – May 14, 2017

Canada’s re-engagement with Iran – May 14, 2017

This week on Perspective with Alison Smith: Canada’s re-engagement with Iran

Alison speaks to Saeed Kamali Dehghan, journalist from the Guardian about next week’s presidential elections in Iran.

Nader Hashemi, Director, Centre for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver discusses the implications of the thawing of Iran-Canada relations.

Bijan Ahmadi, President of the Iranian Canadian Congress talks about the need to re-establish dialogue and diplomacy between Canada and Iran.

We also hear from voices on the ground in Iran about what the elections mean for the future of the country and Iranian-Canadian Human Rights Activist Maryam Nayeb Yazdi speaks about Iran’s deplorable human rights record.