Canadian intelligence investigating death threats from Iran

The UK made similar accusations last week.

The Canadian intelligence agency said Friday (November 18th) it was investigating credible death threats issued by Iran against people in Canada, a week after similar accusations from the United Kingdom. “These hostile activities and foreign interference ultimately undermine the security of Canada and Canadians, as well as our democratic values ​​and our sovereignty.“said Eric Balsam, spokesperson for the SCRS agency. These surveys are carried out with the help of international partners.

CSIS is aware that Iran monitors and intimidates people in Canada, including people from the Iranian diaspora, in order to “silence those who openly denouncethe diet, he added.

the British government accused Iran a week ago of issuing death threats against UK-based journalists. “I summoned the Iranian Chargé d’Affaires today after journalists working in the UK received death threats from Iran“tweeted British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.

A London-based Persian-language television channel, Iran International, had reported a few days earlier that two of its journalists working in the UK had received death threats from the Revolutionary Guards, Tehran’s ideological army. .

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