Iran's Parliament to Proscribe Canadian Army After IRGC Designation

Sunday, 06/23/2024

Iran's Parliament announced plans to designate the Canadian army as a terrorist entity in retaliation for the country's recent designation of Iran's IRGC.

In a statement by 250 Iranian MPs on Saturday, they described Canada's designation of the IRGC as "unwise" and "stupid." They further declared their solidarity with the IRGC by stating, "Each representative considers themselves to be a Revolutionary Guard."

Canada’s federal government listed the IRGC as a terrorist entity under its Criminal Code last week.

In a statement, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, said: "Based on their actions, there are reasonable grounds to believe that the IRGC has knowingly carried out, attempted to carry out, participated in or facilitated a terrorist activity, or has knowingly acted on behalf of, at the direction of, or in association with an entity that has knowingly carried out terrorist activity."

Shortly after the announcement, the Canadian Foreign Minister warned against travel to Iran, highlighting heightened risks of arbitrary detention for Canadian citizens amid Iran's hostage-taking policy.

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