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Canada Imposes New Sanctions on Iran

Thu 04 May 2023 | 11:30 AM
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Yara Sameh

Canada imposed additional sanctions on Iran over human rights violations within the country and abroad, the government said Wednesday.

This is the 11th package of sanctions imposed by Canada against Iran since October 2022. It builds on Canada’s efforts to align with recent designations announced by the European Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The sanctions list Paravar Pars which is allegedly a key producer of drones, and nine individuals, most of whom claim to be members of the morality police squad that arrested Mahsa Amini, an Iranian woman who died in Iran's police custody late last summer.

Amini's death was followed by riots in some cities across the country in autumn.

Before that, Canada had imposed sanctions on Iranian individuals and companies, targeting the IRGC and law enforcement forces, over human rights violations and the deliveries of drones to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.