Canada extends sanctions against Iran for ‘human rights violations’

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WASHINGTON — Canada has imposed additional sanctions on Iran for its denial of the rights of women and girls and for suppressing peaceful protests, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said in a statement Friday.

The latest sanctions target four individuals and five entities that Ottawa says are linked to Tehran’s « systematic human rights abuses » and actions that « threaten international peace and security. »

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« Canada will not sit idly by as the regime’s human rights abuses increase in scope and intensity against the Iranian people, » the statement said.


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