Canada annouces new sanctions against Iran

At a July 26 press conference, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon announced that the Canadian government would be imposing further sanctions against what is perceived as an increasingly hostile Iranian government.

These newest sanctions, effective immediately, aim to slow any further development of Iran’s nuclear, chemical, biological and missile proliferation.

While assuring that the “additional sanctions are in no way meant to harm or punish the Iranian people,” Cannon did say that the action is meant to send a strong message to the Iranian authorities.

The message, Cannon stated, is that “no state can threaten international peace and security without consequence.”