HRC Prompts Globe & Mail Correction: Britain Didn’t Declare Iran’s IRGC As Terrorists

On January 12, the Globe and Mail published an opinion commentary by Ratna Omidvar and Julie Miville-Dechêne, former Radio-Canada Ombudsman, saying that “Canada can do more to help Iran’s imprisoned protesters.”

In the op-ed, the authors erroneously claimed the following:

“Second, Canada could declare the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group, as the United States and Britain have done. This designation would have the effect of facilitating the work of prosecutors seeking criminal convictions.”

In truth, while Britain is said to be on the path to designating the IRGC as a terrorist group, they have not yet done so. As the Jerusalem Post reported also on January 12, Israel is lobbying British authorities to have the IRGC listed as a terrorist entity.

After HonestReporting Canada brought this error to the attention of senior editors at the Globe and Mail, the following correction was promptly issued:

“Editor’s note: An earlier version incorrectly said Britain has declared the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group.”

We thank the Globe and Mail for its cooperation and for taking remedial action.


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