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Against Another American War and For Peace and Democracy in Iran

03.10.2007 - 10:28
(updated: 06.06.2016 - 13:48)
We the undersigned parties express our grave concern with the heightening tensions in the Persian Gulf region emanating from the US militaristic and hegemonic stance in its conflict with Iran (including Bush’s latest statement on September 12th 2007). The US led pressures against Iran on the question of Iran’s expressed wish to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, is only a cover for the US attempts to secure US control over an area of the Middle East that is best situated to control the production and export of energy resources from this part of the world. We also express our concern over the provocative and unacceptable statements from the Iranian president. These statements have provided the US and its allies, in particular the Israeli government, with the excuse to continue their provocations against Iran. The Iranian regime is exploiting the current situation to extend its suppression of progressive forces, trade unions, youth and student movements as well as women’s movements.
We express our full solidarity with the people and progressive forces of Iran, with trade unions, women, youth and student movements that are campaigning for peace, democracy and social progress. We call for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners particularly the trade unionist leaders, student movement activists and women’s right campaigners who have been arrested and tortured in recent months.

We strongly and unconditionally express our total opposition to any military attack or intervention against Iran by the US, the EU or Israel. We resolve to support all genuine efforts directed at the resolution of the current differences between the US and the Islamic Republic of Iran through peaceful and diplomatic means. We call for the elimination of all nuclear weapons in the Middle East, strict observance of the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty and declaring the region a nuclear weapons free zone. The future direction of developments in Iran should be decided only by the people of Iran and no one else.

Supported by:
- AKEL Cyprus
- CP France
- CP Greece
- DKP (Germany)
- CP Portugal
- CP Russian Federation
- CP Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic)
- Hungarian Workers Communist Party
- CP Finland
- CP Italy- Refoundation
- Party of Italian Communists
- CP Spain
- CP Britain
- The Swiss Party of Labour
- CP Ireland
- CP Norway
- CP Turkey
- European Left Party
- Die Linke (The Left Party) Germany
- CP Canada
- Party of Mexican Communists
- CP Venezuela
- CP Prue
- Tudeh Party of Iran
- CP Lebanon
- CP Jordan
- CP Syria
- CP Israel
- CP Iraq
- People's Party of Palestine
- CP Australia
- CP India (Marxist)
- South African CP
- PADS Algeria
- Party of Patriotic and Democratic Labour of Tunisia
- MPLA Angola
- Independent and Labour Party of Senegal
- CP Guadelope

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