Tuesday, June 18, 2019

No Sanctions- No War on Iran: Joint Statement of Communist and Workers' Parties

In a joint declaration published on Solidnet, Communist and Workers' Parties around the world reject any foreign intervention in Iran under any pretext, say no to sanctions and no to war, stressing out that the future of Iran and its political system is a matter that should be determined by the Iranian people and them alone:
"The undersigned communist and workers parties express their grave concern about the recent developments in the Persian Gulf which pose significant threats to world peace.
The pronouncements of the US administration clearly indicate that it intends to deploy every tool at its disposal to coerce the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) to submit to its hegemonic designs in the region. 
They recall the decision of the Trump administration in May 2018 - in complete contravention of world public opinion - to take the USA out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) agreement with Iran. This decision, taken despite global appeals, including by the UN, has significantly increased tension in the region and has raised the threat of a new devastating war in the Middle East.
They have been concerned about the imposition of economic, banking and monetary sanctions on Iran, which has undermined its economy and resulted in the widespread closure of factories, economic freefall and an increase in unemployment and poverty. 
The communist and workers parties strongly condemn the US administration and its hawkish representatives such as Mike Pompeo and John Bolton for initiating the rising tension and threats of military action on Iran, as well as the use of economic sanctions as a means of starving the people of Iran into submission.  It further believes that these actions are having a disastrous impact upon the continuing struggle of the Iranian people for peace, sovereignty and social justice, as well as for human and democratic rights.
The aim of US policy regarding Iran is to secure the undisputed domination of US imperialism and its allies in the region.  The actions and policies of the US administration on Iran have been and continue to be coordinated with those of the governments of Israel and Saudi Arabia.
They are concerned that if the current escalation of aggression by the US and its allies in the Middle East is not curtailed and reversed, the potential for a new and disastrous war, with unpredictable consequences for peace and stability in the region and globally, is real and enormous.
The peace-loving forces of the world must work in unison to promote détente and denounce foreign intervention in Iran’s domestic affairs.
The future of Iran and its political system is a matter that should be determined by the Iranian people and them alone. The communist and workers parties, together with all progressive forces in Iran, reject foreign intervention in their country under any pretext.
They call on all forces campaigning for peace and disarmament globally to condemn the US administration and its Saudi and Israeli allies’ politics of confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in contravention of the UN Charter.
We say No to Sanctions and No to War on Iran."
The names of the parties signing this statement:
  1. AKEL (Cyprus)
  2. Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  3. French Communist Party
  4. Communist Party of Greece
  5. Hungarian Workers’ Party
  6. Communist Party of India
  7. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  8. Tudeh Party of Iran
  9. Lebanese Communist Party
  10. Nepal Communist Party
  11. Palestinian Communist Party
  12. Portuguese Communist Party
  13. Communist Party of Russian Federation
  14. Communist Party of South Africa
  15. Communist Party of Spain
  16. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
  17. Syrian Communist Party (Unified)
  18. Communist Party of Turkey
  19. Communist Party of Ukraine
 The statement is open for further endorsements.