Canadian intelligence investigating death threats from Iran
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
The Canadian intelligence agency said Friday it is investigating credible death threats issued by Iran against people in Canada, a week after similar statements by the British government.
CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Editor's note) is actively investigating several death threats from the Islamic Republic of Iran, based on credible information, Eric Balsam told AFP. , spokesperson for this agency.
These hostile activities and foreign interference ultimately undermine the security of Canada and Canadians, as well as our democratic values and our sovereignty, he said. underline.
These investigations, on which Eric Balsam did not give details, are carried out with the help of international partners.
CSIS is aware that Iran monitors and intimidates people in Canada, including people from the Iranian diaspora, in order to silence those who openly denounce the regime, it said. -he adds.
The UK government a week ago accused Iran of issuing death threats against UK-based journalists .
I summoned the Iranian Chargé d'Affaires today after journalists working in the UK were threatened with dead from Iran, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly tweeted.
A London-based Persian-language television channel – Iran International – had reported a few days earlier that two of its journalists working in the UK had received death threats from of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of Tehran.