Canada’s sanctions on Iran’s IRGC political gesture: Lawmaker

Canadian Public Safety Minister Vic ToewsThe Canadian government’s move to impose sanctions on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Iran’s volunteer Basij forces is merely a “political gesture,” an Iranian lawmaker says.

“The Canadian government is not an independent government and all its measures are rooted in the British government’s moves,” a member of the Majlis (parliament) Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Mohammad Saleh Jokar said on Saturday.

He added that Canada’s recent move to impose sanctions on the IRGC and Basij forces only pursues “a journalistic aspect and propaganda exploitation.”

The Iranian lawmaker noted that the Canadian government is recognized as a dependent government.

Canada implements decisions made by the British government and follows up the UK in all fields, particularly in foreign policy, Jokar pointed out.

Canada on Thursday added the Quds Force of the IRGC to their list of terrorist groups, alleging that it had been arming the Taliban, Hamas and others.

The move came a day after Canada removed the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) from its blacklist of terrorist organizations.

The MKO is responsible for numerous acts of terror and violence against Iranian civilians and officials.

By Press TV

 

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