Canada sanctions more Iran guard corps members, police after Toronto rally criticism


By Dylan Robertson

The Canadian Press

Posted March 27, 2023 11:28 am

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Ottawa is including more Iranian people and corporations to its sanctions checklist after the federal government confronted heavy criticism at a diaspora occasion this weekend.

The brand new sanctions apply to eight folks, in addition to an organization that creates armoured automobiles and a cybersecurity coaching institute.

The Tehran commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a department of Iran’s navy generally known as the IRGC, is on the checklist, as are officers concerned in utilizing drones and ballistic missiles in areas of Iran populated by minority teams.

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Overseas Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says “it’s time to finish the cycle of violence and to forge a brand new path constructed on peace, safety and stability” in Iran.

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The sanctions comply with criticism of the Liberals this weekend at a big rally referred to as the Tirgan Competition at Toronto’s Scotiabank Area, the place a number of audio system referred to as on Ottawa to checklist your complete IRGC as a terrorist group.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has argued that doing so would punish Canadians who have been drafted into Iran’s navy by power, however activist Masih Alinejad instructed the rally that Trudeau’s reluctance means he’s at fault for Canadians dying when the IRGC shot down Flight PS752 in 2020.

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