But Peter Jones, a professor of public and international affairs at the University of Ottawa, said Chrystia Freeland's position could limit the government's ability to engage with Iran.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, pictured in this file photo on the Hill. Her spokesperson, Adam Austen, told The Hill Times, 'The topic of any discussions with Iran, until such a time Maryam Mombeini is allowed to leave, will be her case.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office says the minister won’t be talking to Iran about improving Canadian-Iranian relations until dual citizen Maryam Mombeini is allowed to the leave Iran.
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