Relations between the US and Iran have been so bad for so long that there may be an understandable urge to make up for lost time, and get right down to business. But that may not be best in the long run
Tensions in the Persian Gulf are high after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric. Iran sees itself as the champion of Shiite Islam and is furious with the Saudi action. Saudi Arabia has retaliated by cutting off relations.
In contrast to its US allies, the Canadians want to normalize relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Conservative-led government in Ottawa abruptly cut off ties with Iran in 2012. Now, the new Liberal government says it’s time to turn the page.