Court documents tied to the case claim Iran uses front and shell companies to exploit financial systems around the world and transfer money to support terrorist groups, human rights abuses and ballistic missile development.
Clement said he hopes Canadian authorities are aware of the men’s operations in Canada and that they are looking into them.
“[The U.S. indictment] says to me, look, they’re directly linked to the Iranian regime,” Clement said. “It says to me that they’re prepared to go a great distance to support the regime. And that, in my mind … creates a lot of red flags, and should for Canada.”
Fox said the three men in Canada are not affiliated with Iran’s regime in any way.
“My clients categorically deny having any relationship, personal or corporate, with the Iranian government … the allegations contained in the complaint are without merit,” said Fox in an email.
Fox declined CBC News’ requests for interviews, saying they would have to wait until the U.S. criminal case “is resolved.”
“Since the matter is still pending (although dormant) in the American courts, my clients have no choice but to refuse any form of interview at this time,” Fox wrote.
It’s been almost two years since the indictment was issued.