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The safety and well-being of Canadians in Iraq and the region, including troops and diplomats, is of “paramount concern,“ the Foreign Affairs Minister said on Friday after a U.S. air strike killed a senior Iranian commander.

Bessma Momani, a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance and Innovation and Arab Gulf States Institute, said on Friday that Mr. Champagne’s statement is “as vague as it can be, to not upset our US allies while trying not to condone American actions.”

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