20 | 01 | 2020

US President Donald Trump’s reckless order to assassinate Qasem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s notorious Revolutionary Guard, poses an imminent threat to world peace. In its response, the Iranian regime has announced that it will reverse crucial parts of the Iran nuclear agreement and retaliate against the USA.

Reaction inside Iran has strengthened the regime’s grip on the country despite the Revolutionary Guard initiating recent repression of Iranian citizens taking part in massive public protests which resulted in the killing of hundreds of people and the injuring of many more.

The ITUC condemns the use of assassination by drones or any other means in place of negotiation and diplomacy. Threats from both the US and Iran risk spiralling...

In response to the US assassination of General Suleimani and nine others last week in Baghdad, the Iraqi parliament approved a resolution calling for the immediate withdrawal of US soldiers and all foreign troops stationed in the country and further to initiate the withdrawal of all foreign troops in the country that are part of the US-led alliance to fight the ISIS terrorist militia.

In a...

The Founding Conference of a new Federation, the National Federation of Palestinian Workers, was held yesterday in Palestine, with the participation of workers’ representatives from all the governorates.

The WFTU welcomes the National Federation of Palestinian Workers to its big internationalist family and confirms its support and solidarity with the struggles of the Palestinian...

redglobeDuring 2019, Israeli military forces committed 255 acts of violence against journalists and media institutions working in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT). These figures appear in the annual report prepared by WAFA, the Palestine News and Information Agency, which the organization released on Sunday, January 5. The violations included the firing of live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets...

Left MEPs have called for continued dialogue with Iran as the nuclear deal was put on life support following the US strike that killed Iranian general Suleimani.

MEP Connie Ernst (DIE LINKE, Germany), chair of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Iran, said that Trump’s sanctions and clandestine assassinations have emboldened conservative forces in the country:

“Trump is...

Israel has placed six Palestinian youths from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya under nighttime curfew for periods ranging from two to four months. To do so, Israel invoked a British Mandatory-era emergency act.

The youths are Anwar Sami Obeid, Muhammad Elayyan Elayyan, Fayez Muhammad Mheisen, Muhammad Musa Mustafa, Adam Kayed Mahmoud and Mahmoud Ramadan Obeid. The six were...

Tudeh IranStatement of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran

According to global news agencies, Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC]; Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, [Head of Kataib Hezbollah and] the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces; as well as a number of Iranian, Iraqi and Lebanese [nationals] in the same...

The Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party has issued the following statement today, 3rd January 2020:

Earlier this morning, American forces carried out an assassination operation in which a number of official and leading Iraqi figures in the Popular Mobilization Units, who had a role in confronting terrorist ISIS and achieving victory over it, were killed.

We express our condemnation of...

The United States carried out a strike that killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, the Pentagon announced on Thursday, January 2. In Israel, Zionist lawmakers from across the political spectrum united Friday in praising the US strike that killed Soleimani — with the exception of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI)

Israel‘s far-right Prime Minister for the past decade, Benjamin Netanyahu, requested immunity from the Knesset late Wednesday night, January 1, for prosecution in three corruption cases in which he faces indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Netanyahu made the request in a nationally televised appearance four hours before a midnight deadline, defending his request as...

The World Peace Council denounces in the strongest way the recent criminal attack of the US against a sovereign country-Iraq during which the Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds, was assassinated along with high rank officers of the army of Iraq.

This unprovoked and reckless action constitutes a new and extremely dangerous escalation for the Middle East, where the USA maintain...

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