Canada eyeing meeting with Iranian officials in Ottawa despite controversies


The federal government is making plans to meet with officials from the Iranian regime in Ottawa, despite friction over the Middle East state's deadly crackdown on peaceful protesters, repeated cyberattacks on the Canadian government and the death of at least one Canadian citizen in a Tehran jail. Canada hasn't had its own diplomatic mission in Iran since Ottawa shut down its embassy there in 2012, shortly after Parliament listed Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism. The potential meeting in Ottawa is the first major indication of a reset in relations with the theocratic state.