REPORT: Multiple Iranians detained at Canada-US Border Peace Arch, passports confiscated amid tension of war

Tensions in the Middle East, after Iraq’s parliament called for the expulsion of foreign troops from the country, are now being felt along the Canada-U.S. border.

On Sunday, a group representing Islamic Americans reported that dozens of Iranians and Iranian-Americans were detained at length and questioned at the Peace Arch border crossing linking British Columbia to Washington State.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations said many more were reportedly refused entry to the United States, including many with U.S. citizenship who were returning to their homes in the United States from an Iranian pop concert that took place on Saturday in Vancouver.

“Those detained reported that their passports were confiscated and they were questioned about their political views and allegiances,” the council said in a statement posted online.

Source: Iranians detained at Peace Arch as Middle East tensions escalate: report

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