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Calling Iran the biggest threat to global security, Canada closed its embassy in Tehran and gave Iranian diplomats five days to leave Canada. Canada designated Iran a state sponsor of terrorism for giving material support to terrorist groups, and also cited Iran's growing aid to the Assad regime, its disregard for both human rights and UN resolutions on its nuclear program, and its genocidal attitude toward Israel.
The father of 23-year-old Canadian William Plotnikov confirmed that his son was killed by Russian security forces in Dagestan on July 13. The Muslim convert had traveled from Canada to Dagestan in 2010 and joined an Islamist terror group in Utamysh near Makhachkala, the Dagestani capital.
The government asked the US to turn over videotapes of psychiatric interviews with Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr before Canada will decide whether to allow his repatriation. If transferred to Canada, Khadr could be paroled as early as 2013. A psychiatrist said Khadr was unrepentant and would likely continue to serve al Qaeda.
The foreign minister said Canada does not plan to send troops to Mali but supports diplomatic action to resolve the current crisis triggered by the Islamist takeover of northern Mali. A Quebec woman, Mouna Diab, faces terrorism charges for her role in a Lebanese community operation to smuggle arms to Hezbollah.