“I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” the Canadian prime minister said in an interview with Global television.

He added that the international community had been “very, very clear about needing to have a non-nuclear Iran”, but also in “managing the tensions in the region that are brought about by US actions as well”…

Trudeau also said he would have “obviously” liked a heads-up from Washington about the drone strike on Suleimani.

Over the weekend, Trudeau demanded that Iran provide Canada with “full clarity” on the downing of the airliner.