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Iranian Canadians fear visa troubles

Iranians who live, work and study in Quebec are facing an uncertain future. Some fear Canada's decision to close its embassy in Tehran, and kick Iranian diplomats out of Canada  will make things like renewing a visa or a passport impossible.

The director of the Centre for Iranian studies at Concordia University, Richard Foltz says the breakdown in diplomatic ties will have reprecussions for both international students from Iran and Canadian citizens.

Foltz had planned to travel to Iran this winter to try to work with officials there on a way to make it easier for Canadian students to study abroad in Iran. That project will likely have to be scrapped.

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Quebecers with ties to Iran have been watching the situation closely.   

Susan speaks with Keyvan Mahjoor, an Iranian-Canadian painter and poet in Montreal and Aria Jalili of Quebec City, whose parents are from Iran.

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