Canada’s Justin Trudeau vows to carry Iran’s ‘bloodthirsty’ regime accountable amid ongoing protests – #information
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday vowed to carry Iran’s “bloodthirsty and brutal regime” accountable for capturing down a airplane that had dozens of Canadians on board in early 2020.
Trudeau’s feedback to reporters in Nova Scotia got here a day after Canada imposed sanctions on Iran over the demise of 22-year-old Masha Amini.
Trudeau stated Canada has been supporting the households of the victims on flight PS752, which was shot down in January 2020. The airplane was carrying 167 passengers and 9 crew members, together with 82 Iranians, at the very least 63 Canadians, and 11 Ukrainians.
The crash got here at a time of heightened pressure between Iran and america. The shoot-down occurred the identical night time Iran launched a ballistic missile assault concentrating on U.S. troopers in Iraq, its response to the American drone strike that killed Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Jan. 3, 2020. On the time, Iranian troops had been bracing for a U.S. counterstrike and appeared to have mistaken the airplane for a missile.
Trudeau stated his administration has been with the sufferer’s households in “condemning Iran’s callous and horrific shoot-down of a civilian airliner.”
He known as out Iran for repressing its personal individuals in response to protests sparked by the demise of a lady within the custody of the nation’s morality police on Sept. 16.
“And as we’re seeing now, Iran’s continued repression of its personal individuals, it’s violation of human rights and the homicide of not simply girls like Mahsa Amini … but in addition college students, younger individuals, Iranian girls who’re courageously protesting in opposition to this brutal and bloodthirsty regime that’s more and more illegitimate within the eyes of (individuals) all all over the world, not simply of Canadians,” Trudeau stated.
Canada imposed recent sanctions Monday in response to “gross human rights violations which have been dedicated in Iran, together with its systematic persecution of ladies and particularly, the egregious actions dedicated by Iran’s so-called ‘Morality Police,’ which led to the demise of Masha Amini whereas underneath their custody.”
The sanctions goal 25 people and 9 entities, together with senior Iranian officers and “outstanding entities that straight implement repressive measures, violate human rights and unfold the Iranian regime’s propaganda and misinformation,” the federal government stated in a press release.