Tehran Condemns Killing of Iranian Expat by Canadian Police

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly denounced the Canadian police for killing an Iranian national.

“Unfortunately, we’ve learned that an Iranian citizen named Babak Saeedi, who lived in Canada and who was ill, was gunned down by the [Canadian] police,” said Qassemi in a Wednesday statement.

“We are reviewing the details of the issue and will call on official and relevant bodies to look into the issue to shed light on its dimensions and will demand an explanation from the Canadian government,” he said.

Qassemi further noted that Iranians residing in Canada face numerous problems practicing their consular rights.

“Over the past two years, extensive efforts have been made to create more favourable conditions to offer consular services to Iranian expats living in Canada, but the desirable result has not been achieved yet,” the spokesman said.

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