Ottawa under terror threat?
Intelligence officials are monitoring Iran as a possible terrorist threat to the Ottawa area. According to a report by Stewart Bell in the National Post, documents from the Integrated Terrorist Assessment Centre point to recent anti-Canada rhetoric from Tehran. As a result, intelligence officials have been monitoring the Islamic republic as a possible threat. And the Capital is mentioned specifically. The reports do not specify the exact nature of the threat Tehran may pose to the Ottawa region, but in the past Iran has used its proxy force, Hezbollah, to attempt attacks internationally.
Iran’s ‘anti-Canada rhetoric’ has officials on guard for possible Ottawa area terror attacks
While the diplomatic falling out between Ottawa and Tehran is well-known, the intelligence reports are the first indication the Canadian government is tracking the possibility it could lead to terrorism in the capital.
The reports, written by the Integrated Terrorist Assessment Centre, do not specify the exact nature of the threat Tehran may pose to the Ottawa region but in the past Iran has used its proxy force, Hezbollah, to attempt attacks internationally.