Baird hopes diplomacy, sanctions will rein in Iran

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. (Reuters)

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. (Reuters)

Jessica Murphy, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 8:49 PM ET

OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is counting on statecraft to rein in Iran and its nuclear ambitions next year.

Baird, who views the Islamic regime as "the biggest threat to peace and security in the world today," hopes a new diplomatic push by the international community will end its nuclear stalemate with Iran's leadership.

"I think that's all we have at this stage. We have the sanctions regime, we have the diplomacy," Baird said in a year-end interview with QMI Agency.


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