TEHRAN - Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki urged for continuation of talks between the two sides in an effort to remove the hurdles existing in the way of bilateral relations.
Also during the meeting, held on the sidelines of the "International Meeting of the Democratic Pakistan Friends' Group" in Istanbul, Turkey, the two sides discussed regional developments.
Mottaki, for his part, referred to the interference of certain countries in the post-election events in Iran, and stressed, "The Iranian people are committed to the process of populism in the country and are studying their relations with other states."
The Tehran government blamed media outlets in the West for the unprecedented unrest, saying that the politically-motivated media coverage of the presidential polls was pushing the country toward a precipice.
Iran has repeatedly accused the West of stoking post-election unrests, singling out Britain and the US for meddling.
August 26, 2009