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Sanctions and Isolation Don't Help Iranians!

Sanctions and Isolation Don't Help Iranians!

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We ask you to use this tool to send an email to your MPs, Senators, Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland, and Prime Minister Trudeau asking them to continue to work towards diplomacy and constructive engagement with Iran.


As you know, protests have emerged in Iran in the past few weeks. The Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) supports the Iranian people's right to freedom of expression and to peaceful protest and calls upon the Iranian government to address legitimate demands of the protesters.

Unfortunately, since the protests pro-sanction lobbying groups have tried to exploit these protests to pressure Prime Minister Trudeau to ...

We ask you to use this tool to send an email to your MPs, Senators, Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland, and Prime Minister Trudeau asking them to continue to work towards diplomacy and constructive engagement with Iran.


As you know, protests have emerged in Iran in the past few weeks. The Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) supports the Iranian people's right to freedom of expression and to peaceful protest and calls upon the Iranian government to address legitimate demands of the protesters.

Unfortunately, since the protests pro-sanction lobbying groups have tried to exploit these protests to pressure Prime Minister Trudeau to break his promise to re-engage with Iran, asking him to keep the embassies closed and impose additional sanctions on Iran. 

For example, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) has launched a public campaign to pressure Prime Minister Trudeau to abandon his promise to reestablish diplomatic relations with Iran and keep the embassies closed. Even worse, they are asking parliamentarians to impose sanctions on Iran through passing Bill S-219 (Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act).

While we have tremendous respect for the Canadian Jewish community and their great contributions to Canada's multicultural society, CIJA's position on Iran is extremely flawed. Breaking diplomatic relations with Iran has harmed Canada's interests in the Middle East and deprived the Iranian-Canadian community of essential services offered at the embassy. Sanctions only hurt the Iranian people and undermine the historic nuclear agreement with Iran (JCPOA). Furthermore, to justify sanctions and isolation of Iran on the backs of Iranian protesters and their legitimate demands for a better life and a more open and just society is morally irresponsible.

Sanctions and isolation will not help the Iranian protesters. It's through constructive engagement, diplomacy and dialogue that we will be able to help the Iranian people.

The ICC is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Iranian-Canadians. We ask you to join us in standing up to any political group that tries to advance anti-Iranian policies to further harm Iranian people and Iranian-Canadians.

We ask you to use this tool to send an email to your MPs, Senators, Foreign Affairs Minister Freeland, and Prime Minister Trudeau asking them to resist these attempts to exploit the protests and continue to work towards peace and diplomacy.

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Tell Your Parliamentarians in the House of Commons and the Senate that you reject sanctions and isolation. A copy of your email will be sent to Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and NDP Leadership. 

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