Canada imposes more sanctions on Iranian drone and missile manufactures
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Canada introduced its 10th package of sanctions against Iranian security officials and manufacturers of UAVs and ballistic missiles, Canadian Foreign Ministry said in a message on its website on March 27.
“Today’s sanctions list eight individuals and two entities, including senior officials in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Law Enforcement Forces (LEF)—for gross and systematic human rights violations in Tehran and in Kurdish and Azeri areas of northwestern Iran—and senior officials involved in unmanned aerial vehicle and ballistic missile production in Iran,” the message reads.
The statement notes that high-ranking officials involved in the production of unmanned aerial vehicles and ballistic missiles in Iran fell under the restrictions.
“The sanctioned entities support the Iranian regime by helping them disrupt and manipulate the online communications of those protesting the regime or by supplying the LEF with tactical equipment used in the brutal suppression of demonstrations,” the ministry said.
This list of sanctioned individuals includes:
● Hassan Hassanzadeh, commander of IRGC forces in Tehran
● Gholamhossein Mohammadi Asl, commander of IRGC forces in Ardabil Province
● Abbas Nilforushan, Deputy Commander of IRGC Operations Command
● Abbas-Ali Mohammadian, Chief of Police in Tehran
● Ghassem Damavandian, senior executive, Qods Aviation Industries
● Nader Khoon Siavash, Director of Aerospace Industries Organization
● Imen Sanat Zaman Fara, a company that manufactures equipment for security forces
● Ravin Academy, a training institute that specializes in cyber-security
Canada imposed its previous sanctions package against Iran on Feb. 27.
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