Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
ACT NOW: Urgent steps needed to confront the Iranian threat

Two weeks ago, the International Atomic Energy Agency released its most damning and conclusive report on Iran’s drive to obtain nuclear weapons.   We need your help to ensure that Canada does everything within its power to confront the Iranian threat. (Pour la version française cliquez ici)

Last week Canada expanded its economic sanctions against the Government of Iran, demonstrating crucial leadership in confronting the Iranian nuclear threat. These sanctions, supported by the opposition parties, prohibit most financial transactions with the Iranian government, add individuals and entities to the list of proscribed persons and expand the list of prohibited goods. While these enhanced measures cover the known leadership of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), they fall short of blocking transactions with the organization in its entirety.

As many experts have noted, including the Hon. Irwin Cotler, MPMark Dubowitz and Sheryl Saperia, the IRGC plays a central role in Iran’s nuclear weaponization program, domestic human rights abuses and acts of terrorism worldwide. Their actions pose a clear threat not only to the security of the Middle East, but to the entire world.

The most effective and comprehensive thing Canada can do to isolate the IRGC is to list it as a terrorist organization. Please click here to email the government today and help us ensure that Canada is doing everything within its power to curb Iranian terrorism. (Pour la version française cliquez ici)


Mark Waldman
Executive Director, CJPAC