Canada Adds Elite Iranian Force to Terror List for 'Arming' Hizbullah, Other Groups

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Canada added Iran's Quds Force to a list of terrorist groups on Thursday, saying the elite special operations unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard had been arming the Taliban, Hizbullah, Hamas and others.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said the Quds Force was responsible for "exporting the Iranian Revolution through activities such as facilitating terrorist operations."

He accused it of providing "arms, funding and paramilitary training to extremist groups, including the Taliban, Hizbullah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command."

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards told a news conference in Tehran in September that members of the Quds Force were present in Syria and Lebanon but insisted they were only there to provide "counsel."

Canada lists 43 entities as terrorist groups. On Wednesday, it announced it would remove Iran's Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) from its list after similar moves by both the United States and the European Union.

The MEK is blamed for the killing Americans in Iran in the 1970s and an attack on U.S. soil in 1992 but says it has now laid down its arms and is working to overthrow the Islamic regime in Tehran through peaceful means.

Comments 14
Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 21 December 2012, 10:05

the greatest kind of terrorism is occupation of other people s land canada
there is 2 countries near lebanon that are occupying other peoples land do you know canada which countries are they ?

Missing canadianadam 21 December 2012, 15:56

I do. And most Canadians don't support those occupies even if our current government does.

Canada had one of the biggest Lebanese populations outside Lebanon, and the consensus of that community is anti Israeli occupation but its also anti Hezbollah.

Default-user-icon The Quiet Observer (Guest) 21 December 2012, 12:28

About time Canada joined the rest of the civilized nations... These terror entities claiming to be disciplined military units are nothing but terror groups bankrolled by a rogue nation...

Thumb JabalElFersan 21 December 2012, 13:13

Must be an election coming up in Canada!!

Thumb kanaandian 21 December 2012, 23:01

Not until 2015...

Thumb shab 21 December 2012, 13:19

barvo. Anything that goes against the filthy militia,

Missing canadianadam 21 December 2012, 15:54

Completely agree with you. This is a sad reality that this current government is less progressive than the US government. In Canada the right wing minority is united and the left and centrists arnt - simple.

What I dot have any issue with is Canada's move to sanction (doubtful it will work) Irans support of murderous regimes like Syria or backward movements like HA. That's where me and FT will disagree.

Default-user-icon cityboy (Guest) 21 December 2012, 16:20

to shikonireh, sorry to disappoint you but I think flamethrower is wrong on this account. Assad and the rest of the syrian government are not going any where. The Syrian government will without a doubt succeed in defeating these western backed rebels.

Missing gabby11 21 December 2012, 17:05

The Persian axis is being chopped to pieces. Hamas has turned its back on Syria. ASSad is going down. The Hezz are next.

Default-user-icon macro (Guest) 21 December 2012, 17:07

The US and the "West" know exactly what they're doing. They're cutting off Syria, Iran and Russia's proxies bit by bit while allowing these nations to self implode. This isn't a quick process, but it's happening. Next step is to elect a moderate Israeli government and can make it seem that a two state solution is a win-win scenario. Maybe our children or children's children will live in a world where all this nonsense is just in history books.

Thumb ghada12 21 December 2012, 17:33

Thank you for explaining Canada's stance lately. I was very confused when it voted against Palestine becoming an observer part of the UN, but, not only did they vote against it, they were very angry when it passed, as if it was a personal loss. I didn't get it. You kind of could always count on Canada to be somewhat fair in the world because its people are very fair.

Thumb LEBhasNOhope 21 December 2012, 20:25

Thank you Canada!

Thumb kanaandian 21 December 2012, 23:00

Find me a picture of Stephen Harper bowing to one of those Saudi rodents. I can show you many pictures in different places of U.S. leaders who do so. They talk of Jews controlling the world, but they really neglect the fact the Gulf J-Rabs, most notably the head chopping Saudis, are right up there themselves. As I said, Harper's gov will not be recognizing Syria's opposition as the 'sole' representative of the Syrian people -- they are uneasy with the numbers of Muslim terrorists in FSA' ranks.

Thumb ghada12 21 December 2012, 23:49

How oome his children's names are Benjamin and Rachel? I read that the number one names in Canada are Liam and Emma.