Iranian MP deplores Canada's blind obedience to British foreign policy

A prominent member of the Iranian parliament censured Canadian officials for their blind support and obedience to Britain's foreign policies, particularly in dealing with Iran's issues.

"The Canadian government is not an independent government and all its measures are rooted in the British government's moves," member of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Saleh Jokar said Saturday.

He said Canada implements decisions made by the British government and follows up the UK in all fields, particularly in foreign policy.

On December 20, the Canadian government announced that it has removed the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCR) from its official list of terrorist organizations.

The MKO is behind a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, a number of EU parliamentarians said in a recent letter in which they slammed a British court decision to remove the MKO from the British terror list. The EU officials also added that the group has no public support within Iran because of their role in helping Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).