During the discussion about the ongoing developments in Iran which took place at the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasburg, the KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis made the following intervention:
"The developments in Iran cannot be addressed separately from what is being unfolded in the broader region by the interventions of powerful imperialist powers. The alliance of interests of Iran with Syria, Iraq, Russia and Turkey causes intense competition - for Iran's nuclear program too- with powers such as the USA, the EU, Israel and Saudi Arabia who see their own interests being affected in the broader region. Both the EU and her governments play a special dangerous role.
The mobilizations, which consist expression of the accumulated people's problems, like the ones of prices increase, poverty, the unemployment that the iranian people face, are attempted to be exploited in the games of competitions between powerful monopoly interests and imperialist powers. What they are fighing for is the control of huge deposits and trade agreements, taking advantage of Iran's geostrategic importance.
The people must no more bear the brunt, they must organise their struggle according to their own interests independently from intra-bourgeois competitions between the various imperialist centers.