Iran sanctions British entities, individuals for sponsoring terrorism
The British government has a hand in the terrorist acts in the riots.
In a Wednesday evening statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced sanctions against British entities "due to their intentional actions in supporting terrorism and terrorist groups, promoting and inciting terrorism, violence, and hatred, and violating human rights," according to a statement.
The sanctioned entities' measures have led to "riots, violence and terrorist acts" against the Iranian nation, according to the ministry, which also reminded the British government of its international commitments to confront terrorism, hatred and human rights abuse.
London, instead of sticking to is claimed commitments, rather facilitated the entities' measures, amounting to a gross violation of the UK's commitments.
The statement pointed to 3 entities and 9 individuals, now blacklisted in Iran. The entities in question are the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) as well as Volant Media, Global Media, and DMA Media and anti-Iranian TV channels that they support namely, BBC Persian and Iran International.
The individuals, furthermore, are the UK's Minister of State for Security Tom Tugendhat, Royal Navy Commodore Don MacKinnon, Chair of the Labour Friends of "Israel" in the House of Commons Steve McCabe, Chair of Conservative Friends of "Israel" in the House of Commons Stephen Crabb, and honorary chair of Conservative Friends of "Israel" in the House of Lords Stuart Polak.
The sanctions have also targeted Conservative member of the House of Commons Bob Blackman, Member of the House of Commons and former secretary of State for the Environment Theresa Villiers, British politician Anthea McIntyre, and former Chief of the General Staff General Mark Carleton-Smith.
The sanctions would prohibit the individuals from obtaining visas to Iran, in addition to freezing their assets and their bank accounts in the country.
Canadian sanctions against Iran
Today, the Canadian government sanctioned 10 Iranian individuals, in addition to entities, - an extension of the ongoing acts of Western hostility against the Islamic republic.
The list of 6 individuals sanctioned by the Canadian Foreign Ministry includes Iran’s Deputy Interior Minister Seyyed Majid Mirahmadi; Mohammad Karami,the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Operational Base in Sistan and Baluchistan Province; Ezzatollah Zarghami, the former head of Iran's Broadcasting Corporation; Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, the former head of the Iranian National Security and Foreign Policy Commission; Soghra Khodadadi Taghanaki, the current director of Qarchak Women’s Prison; and Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, the former speaker of the Guardian Council.
More sanctioned entities include Iran's Guardian Council, Assembly of Experts, Expediency Discernment Council, and the Fars News Agency.
On Monday, following Ukrainian reports that claimed Russia is using Iranian-made Shahed-136 drones to target the country during the past weeks, several EU foreign ministers called to impose sanctions on Iran.
EU foreign ministers imposed asset freezes and travel bans linked to riots in Iran on Iran's morality police, four Iranian public institutions, and 11 Iranian individuals.