Iran sanctions 8 Canadian individuals, one entity in reciprocal move
The 8 blacklisted individuals and one entity are prohibited from entering Iran, and their assets on Iranian soil will be blocked.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday 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 states that the identified people and entity 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.
On October 26, an armed terrorist entered the SHah-e-Cherag shrine at approximately 5:45 pm local time (14:15 GMT), a little before evening prayers, and opened fire, killing 15 pilgrims, including women and children in cold blood, and leaving at least 40 others wounded.
ISIS, which is a creation of western imperialism, claimed responsibility for the attack.