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Concern raised as Iranian enters Canada as St Kitts-Nevis diplomat

By Caribbean News Now Contributor

St Kitts — The reported entry of an Iranian into Canada on a St Kitts and Nevis diplomatic passport has raised concerns on the part of the Canadian government.

The alarm was raised after Alizeera Moghadhan, an Iranian, entered Canada with not just an ordinary St Kitts-Nevis passport but, instead, a St Kitts-Nevis diplomatic passport of.

Moghadam reportedly stated that he came to Canada to see the prime minister of Canada. He breached all protocols relating to the visit of foreign officials entering a country on official business with the Canadian prime minister. He had no appointment. He was an unknown. He could not state the nature of his diplomatic engagements.

Without a St Kitts and Nevis passport Moghadam would have had difficulties in getting access to Canada. Moghadam told officials that he paid $1 million for his diplomatic passport.

So concerned was the Canadian government that they reportedly sent an envoy to speak urgently with the St Kitts and Nevis government led by Dr Denzil Douglas.

The Canadian official reportedly told the St Kitts and Nevis government that the government of Canada would no longer permit visa free access to Canada if its borders were penetrated by persons of dubious character carrying St Kitts and Nevis passports. The Canadian government insisted that citizens from Afghanistan and Iran could not be part of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investments Program.

Douglas has since issued a press release indicating that the St Kitts and Nevis government would no longer extend the sale of passports to citizens of Iran and Afghanistan.

Dr Timothy Harris, the leader of the opposition Team Unity, said, “Serious damage has been done to the image and reputation of St Kitts and Nevis.”

 

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St Kitts — The reported entry of an Iranian into Canada on a St Kitts and Nevis diplomatic passport has raised concerns on the part of the Canadian government.

The alarm was raised after Alizeera Moghadhan, an Iranian, entered Canada with not just an ordinary St Kitts-Nevis passport but, instead, a St Kitts-Nevis diplomatic passport of.

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Moghadam reportedly stated that he came to Canada to see the prime minister of Canada. He breached all protocols relating to the visit of foreign officials entering a country on official business with the Canadian prime minister. He had no appointment. He was an unknown. He could not state the nature of his diplomatic engagements.

Without a St Kitts and Nevis passport Moghadam would have had difficulties in getting access to Canada. Moghadam told officials that he paid $1 million for his diplomatic passport.

So concerned was the Canadian government that they reportedly sent an envoy to speak urgently with the St Kitts and Nevis government led by Dr Denzil Douglas.

The Canadian official reportedly told the St Kitts and Nevis government that the government of Canada would no longer permit visa free access to Canada if its borders were penetrated by persons of dubious character carrying St Kitts and Nevis passports. The Canadian government insisted that citizens from Afghanistan and Iran could not be part of the St Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investments Program.

Douglas has since issued a press release indicating that the St Kitts and Nevis government would no longer extend the sale of passports to citizens of Iran and Afghanistan.

Dr Timothy Harris, the leader of the opposition Team Unity, said, “Serious damage has been done to the image and reputation of St Kitts and Nevis.”