Canada imposes new sanctions on 4 people, 5 entities in Iran
Canada moves forward to sanctioning more Iranian people and entities on Friday.
Canada has sanctioned four more people and five entities in Iran, according to a press release. "Canada will not stand idly by while the regime’s human rights violations increase in scope and intensity against the Iranian people," the release from Global Affairs stated.
"That is why we are imposing sanctions on an additional four Iranian individuals and five entities for their roles in the regime’s gross and systematic human rights violations and actions that continue to threaten international peace and security."
Among those sanctioned are Morteza Talaei, Second Brigadier General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and former commander of Tehran's Law Enforcement Forces; Ali Ghanaatkar Mavardiani, a senior judge and prosecutor; Hassan Karami, commander of the Islamic Republic's Law Enforcement Forces Special Units; and Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi.
Among the sanctioned entities are Safiran Airport Services, a cargo and commercial airline that allegedly assisted in the transfer of Iranian-made Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to Russia; Baharestan Kish Company, a subsidiary of the IRGC Cooperative Foundation; Javan News Agency; Paravar Pars Aerospace Engineering Services and Research Company; and Design and Manufacturing of Aircraft Engines Company.
Earlier, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on November 2 it sanctioned eight individuals and one entity over their support for terrorism.
According to the statement, the identified individuals and the entity were blacklisted on grounds of their support for Mujahedin-e-Khalq terrorist organization (MEK) and for encouraging terrorism and violence against the Iranian people.
The statement further stated that the identified people and entities are responsible for spreading false information to discredit Iran and have contributed to fueling cruel sanctions against the people of the country. The blacklisted are prohibited from entering Iran, and their assets will be blocked on Iranian soil.
On October 31, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani slammed the EU and Canada for their provocative measures that contributed to the rise in tensions and riots in the Islamic Republic.
Kanaani slammed their interference and unconstructive, irresponsible acts, as he emphasized that they did not permit any leeway for peaceful criticism to be heard - by exploiting the excuse of democracy to ignite riots in Iran.
Iran, a country that has suffered years of unjust sanctions due to its defiance of western imperialism, has been countering a surge of foreign agents commissioned to stir disruption in the country, as well as a surge in terrorists targeting civilians.