Canada’s Security Intelligence Service announced on Saturday in a statement it is investigating reports of people living in the country who have received “credible” death threats from Iran.
The statement said the threats were “aimed at silencing” those who are outspoken critics of Iran.
The statement said the Canadian Security Intelligence Service collects information from people who have been subjected to harassment and intimidation by the Islamic Republic.
He added, “The Canadian Security Intelligence Service is investigating several death threats from the Republic of Iran based on reliable information.”
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation first released the Canadian intelligence statement on Friday.
The statement indicated that the agency is working closely with Iranian-Canadian communities that have been targeted.
The head of Britain’s domestic intelligence service revealed on Wednesday that Iranian intelligence services had made at least ten attempts to kidnap or even kill British citizens or individuals residing in the United Kingdom whom Tehran considers a threat.
Canada has imposed a series of sanctions on Iran for what it called human rights violations, including the September death of Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini, 22, after she was arrested by morals police in Tehran.