Judiciary Chief Warns Canada of Retaliatory Act
Judiciary Chief Warns Canada of Retaliatory Act
TEHRAN - Judiciary Chief Hojatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi warned on Monday that the Islamic Republic will definitely retaliate for Canada’s illegal move to seize and sell Iranian assets if the Ottawa government does not reverse its approach.

In an address to a meeting of senior Judiciary officials in Tehran, Raeisi denounced Canada’s recent move to sell Iran’s cultural buildings as “completely illegal and in contravention of all international conventions.”


“The Iranian nation has proved that it would not give in to force over any issue, and if Canada does not quit this course of action and expropriates the Islamic Republic of Iran’s assets, we will definitely launch a joint program in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Judiciary’s international department, to detect Canada’s properties,” the top judge added.

“In that case, we will certainly take action via international circles to impound and confiscate Canada’s assets,” Raeisi warned.

“We will by no means remain silent on this issue,” the Iranian Judiciary chief stated.

The comments came after a report by Global News said Canada has gifted some $30 million worth of Iranian assets to the victims of terrorist attacks it has blamed on Iran.

Meanwhile Raeisi emphasized the Judiciary’s support of producers and entrepreneurs and urged the banks to provide more facilities for producers.

He also noted that the Judiciary is trying to reduce legal cases in the courts especially cases related to the financial matters.

Raeisi went on to say that if the legal offices in the organizations and organs are activated, the number of referred cases to the courts would drop.