Tuesday, 14 January 2020
An extraordinary swipe
Justin Trudeau had to say something of course, but this seems particularly weak and particularly dishonest.
Justin Trudeau has today blamed the US 'escalation' in the Middle East for the Iranian shoot-down of a passenger jet in an extraordinary swipe at Donald Trump.
Echoing what Iranian officials have said, Trudeau said the dozens of Canadian crash victims would be 'home with their families' but for the tensions started by the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.
The Canadian PM said the international community had to 'manage the tensions in the region that are brought about by US actions'.
After initially denying involvement, Iran admitted on Saturday that it had shot down the jet in error just hours after launching missile attacks on US bases in Iraq.
Tehran said today it had made multiple arrests as president Hassan Rouhani promised to punish those responsible.