On the official website of the Canadian International Affairs, under Current Sanctions Imposed By Canada, Lebanon is indeed mentioned among 19 other countries. However, the section that concerns Lebanon was last modified on December 27th, 2019, which dismisses the claim that any new sanctions were added recently.
Moreover, under The Consolidated Canadian Autonomous Sanctions List, which was last updated on January 29th, 2020, Lebanon is not included. That list currently includes 9 countries “subject to specific sanctions regulations made under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) and the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (JVCFOA).”
The news that recently emerged about Canada’s sanctions against Lebanon says that the official website of Canadian International Affairs announced that “Lebanon was added to the list of countries subject to sanctions.”
It explains that Lebanon, upon this supposed development, now sits on the list alongside numerous countries, including Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and others.
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