Mr. Speaker, further to the resolution passed unanimously yesterday in the House, I rise today to condemn the bigot remarks of the Iranian president calling for the annihilation of Israel, the destruction of the United States, and for a global war against the western world by the Muslim world.
Iran is a dangerous pariah state. It systematically violates the human rights of its people and supports terrorist groups internationally.
Furthermore, Tehran's nuclear ambitions are a threat to international peace and security that merit international action. A nuclear Iran, driven by zealous policies of holy war against non-Muslims, represents an existential threat to Israel and to the whole western world.
I applaud the Canadian condemnation of these unacceptable comments and urge the government to add action to our strong rhetoric.