Maintain diplomatic pressure on the Iranian regime


The Iranian regime remains a leading threat to human rights and global security. The Jewish people are targeted by this threat, as demonstrated by Iran’s genocidal rhetoric against Israel and its sponsorship of terror groups, such as Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic, Jihad, Hamas, and more, that have targeted Jews in Israel and internationally.  

In 2018, a motion to place the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in its entirety on Canada’s list of terrorist entities passed the House of Commons with bipartisan support. However, despite overwhelming evidence about the nefarious role it plays in sponsoring worldwide terrorism, the IRGC has not yet been placed on the list of terrorist entities under the Criminal Code.  


Ensuring there is no renewal of ties or lifting of sanctions unless the Iranian regime comes into full compliance with its international obligations.  

Ensuring diplomatic pressure is not relaxed as long as the regime continues violating the rights of Iranians, sponsoring international terrorism, and seeking the Jewish state’s destruction.  

Continuing use of the “Magnitsky Law” to freeze assets and block entry of Iranian officials involved in human rights violations.  

Ensuring that the list of Iranian officials targeted by Canadian sanctions matches that of the European Union, the United States, and other key allies.  

Following the will of the House of Commons, adding the IRGC in its entirety to the Criminal Code’s list of terrorist entities. 

Join us in demanding the government of Canada maintain diplomatic pressure on the Iranian terror regime.

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  • KB
    Kis B. 2024-03-13 03:23:12 -0400
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    J P. 2024-02-09 15:28:58 -0500
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    Michelle C. 2023-11-16 03:55:00 -0500
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    Richard C. 2023-10-24 22:02:53 -0400
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    Sarah B. 2022-10-02 10:27:09 -0400
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5 reactions
  • KB
    Kis Brink signed 2024-03-13 03:23:12 -0400
    I have come to know people in Iran. We live in a wonderful age where people are knowable in a number of ways. While I know Canada has been supportive of Iranians we don’t seem to be doing much to ensure that Iranians in Iran have any form of help,

    While I realize that it is tricky , they are starving so that Iran can fund terror. I do believe that we live in an age where it should be possible to do more.

    I know for a fact they feel forgotten and it does not help that the brutal regime is not viewed as a terrorist organization despite it’s role in funding terror and teaching a specific form to terror that involves rape, It does not make sense to me that in a government that says it is feminist there has been no real response to this .
  • JP
    J Plotkin signed 2024-02-09 15:28:58 -0500
  • MC
    Michelle Corrigan signed 2023-11-16 03:55:00 -0500
  • RC
    Richard Crosby signed 2023-10-24 22:02:53 -0400
    This is no time to dally. Shut the door in Iran.
  • SB
    Sarah Bergman signed 2022-10-02 10:27:09 -0400