The Islamic Republic of Iran is widely considered the world’s pre-eminent state sponsor of terrorism, responsible for mass violence through its support of multiple terrorist entities including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Quds Force, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Taliban;
Iranian-sponsored terrorist groups have murdered and injured Canadian citizens, kidnapped, tortured and murdered foreign diplomats, and committed multiple assaults on foreign embassies;
Iran has been designated by Canada as a foreign State Supporter of Terrorism;
Terror victims and their supporters across Canada are seeking a clear commitment from the Government of Canada that Iran will remain listed as a state supporter of terrorism for as long as the Iranian regime continues to sponsor terrorism; and
Delisting Iran as a State Supporter of Terrorism would be tantamount to a Canadian declaration that Iran no longer sponsors terrorism; would leave terror victims unable to hold Iran legally accountable in Canadian courts; and would confer legitimacy on a murderous theocracy which pours billions of dollars into terrorist activity.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to maintain the listing of the Islamic Republic of Iran as a State Supporter of Terrorism, pursuant to section 6.1 of the State Immunity Act, for as long as the Iranian regime continues to sponsor terrorism.
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