Tehran (IP) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman, Nasser Kanaani, vehemently criticized the Canadian government's recent decision to impose sanctions on the CEO of Tehran Metro and a female representative in the Iranian parliament.

Iran PressIran News: Kanaani labeled the move as politically motivated and part of Canada's ongoing selective stance on Iran's human rights issues.

Furthermore, Kanaani suggested that if Canadian authorities are genuinely concerned about women's rights globally, they should address their own public opinion and acknowledge the world's criticism of their silence on the genocide and brutal killings of Palestinians.

He urged Canada to cease its support for the criminal Zionist regime.

Ministery of Foreign Affairs of Canada as the 17th package of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran since October 2022 imposed measures against two individuals for alleged "participation in the violence against women and girls".

The Chief Executive of the Tehran Metro, Masoud Dorosti, and Iranian MP Zohreh Elahian are two individuals on the list of new sanctions.