The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran today flies on the grounds of its former embassy, which was shut down last month. It had been removed in September, following Canada’s decision to shutter the embassy.
Senior writer Michael Petrou has covered conflict across the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. He is the author of 'Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War', which was shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Award, and 'Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World', which won it. He has a DPhil from the University of Oxford.