27 | 01 | 2020
  • President Maduro: Naval blockade against Venezuela would harm Latin America and the Caribbean

    A naval blockade against Venezuela “would be detrimental to all the interests of the governments and countries that are part of this Caribbean community”.

    This was the pronouncement made by the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, before Washington’s threats to impose a naval blockade on the country.

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  • 52 Communist & Workers’ Parties Denounce the US’s Criminal Attack

    comunistaThe undersigned Communist and Workers’ Parties, denounce the latest criminal military attack of the US, under Trump’s command, against the territory of a foreign country, specifically the international airport of Iraq, which resulted in scores of dead and wounded, among them officials of Iraq and an Iranian General. This constituted a flagrant violation of international law and the sovereignty of Iraq.

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  • Joint Statement of the Communist Party of Britain, the Tudeh Party of Iran and the Communist Party of the USA

    The assassination on Friday 3 January 2020 in Baghdad, Iraq of Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) extra-territorial Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, Head of Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, together with several other Iranian, Iraqi, and Lebanese nationals, on the order of US President, Donald Trump, is a clear violation of both Iraqi national sovereignty and international law. Our parties condemn it unreservedly.

    We also condemn the subsequent threats of Trump against Iran, threatening to strike 52 sites in that country, including cultural sites. Furthermore, we view the Iranian regime’s threat to hit US personnel and interests in the region as a dangerous and irresponsible position that serves only to escalate tension.

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  • MK Cassif: It is Israel’s Interest to Stop American Belligerence in Iran

    Leading Communist Party of Israel member MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash – Joint List) published the following op-ed in the Hebrew and English editions of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Thursday, January 9.

    On Friday January 3, I said that if American bullying costs the lives of Israelis, it will be because of US President Donald Trump and his friend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. My words were immediately criticized, and it was even said that I identify with the enemy. In the face of the ignorance, the lies and the incitement, I have decided to explain.

    The Iranian regime is an evil, extremist and cruel regime. It is evil and cruel mainly to Iranian citizens. The Revolutionary Guards Quds Force of Qassem Soleimani, the emissary of Iranian spiritual leader Ali Khameini, really is responsible for killing and destruction. It was not in his name, not for his stake and not for his successors that my friends and I, confronting almost unanimous political agreement, said: No. This assassination is American belligerence, an injustice that will exact a price in blood.

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  • Palestinian Foreign Ministry Blasts US Position on Occupied W. Bank

    The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned statements made last Wednesday, January 8, by US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, in which he emphasized the right of Israeli presence in the occupied West Bank, which he referred to as “Judea and Samaria.”

    Speaking at the far-right Kohelet Forum Conference in Jerusalem, Friedman said, “Judea and Samaria – the name Judea says it all – is territory that historically had an important Jewish presence. As they say, it is the biblical heartland of Israel.” He also referred to the US declaration that Israeli settlements in the occupied territory are “not, per se, inconsistent with international law,” and opted to describe the West Bank issue as a population issue, stating that it is “certainly the most complicated of the issues because of the large indigenous Palestinian population.” “I thank God that President Trump had the courage and the wisdom to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move our embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv,” said Friedman.

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  • Iraqi Communist Party: We condemn the violation of Iraq’s sovereignty by any party

    The Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement on 8th January 2019:

    Once again, the sovereignty of our country is subjected to a new violation and our Iraqi citizens are being terrified, as Iran launched a missile attack early this morning on bases in Ain Al-Assad in Anbar and Harir in Erbil.

    This Iranian bombing operation, as well as the events that preceded it, will increase the legitimate concern among our people that Iraq has actually become a field for the conflict between America and Iran, in flagrant violation of its sovereignty by all parties. This bombing again indicates the absence of a significant and concrete role for the Iraqi government in stopping these flagrant violations and ensuring the safety and security of Iraqi citizens.

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  • Trump's statement had elements of a war communique

    In a press office release on D. Trump's statement, the Press Office of the CC of the KKEmentions the following:

    “Trump's statement had elements of a war communique, posing enormous risks for all the peoples of the region.
    The demand for NATO's further involvement in the Middle East, along with sanctions on Iran, sharpen the already tense situation, bringing the risk of a generalized outbreak closer.

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  • Stop military escalation now

    Ahead of this Friday’s emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers, GUE/NGL MEPs are calling on EU governments to work for de-escalation of the situation, to respect the Iraqi parliament’s decision to withdraw all foreign troops and to reject the use of bases in Europe in any further military engagement in the Middle East.

    We condemn the dangerous escalation between the US and Iran as well as the imposition of new sanctions. The attacks breach international law and constitute an act of war and a gross violation of Iraq’s sovereignty, threatening catastrophic consequences for people in the region.

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  • Foreign Minister Arreaza signs Book of Condolences for the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani

    The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, signed on Wednesday the Book of Condolences for the murder of General Qasem Soleimani, at the headquarters of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Caracas and told the Iranian ambassador to Venezuela, Hojjatolla Soltani, the desire for peace to be imposed in the Middle East.

    “Today we express our solidarity to the people of Iran and their government. We recognize the relevance of Major General Qasem Soleimani, mercilessly murdered by the imperialist forces to unleash a war (…) We vote for peace and respect for International Law”, the FM wrote in the book set out in the diplomatic headquarters.

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  • The ITUC calls on the governments of the US and Iran to put people and the values of peace and human rights above aggression and threats of war.

    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.

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  • The US must finally withdraw from Iraq

    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 statement, the EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell urged an end to the current cycle of violence in Iraq before it spirals out of control. For the Left, Iraq has clearly been out-of-control for a long time and the EU’s failure to restrain the US in the region is a major part of that.

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  • Trump must be restrained to avert another Middle East war

    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 tearing down what has taken a lot of effort to build in the last 15 years. This is leading to increased insecurity from nuclear threats. In Iran, ultra-conservative forces are again on the rise.

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  • Foreign Minister Arreaza rejects Trump’s vulgar interventionism before election of new directive in the National Assembly

    On the occasion of electing the new board of directors in the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela that presides over the period 2020-2021, this Sunday the deputies held the first session of the year, where the opposing Juan Guaidó lost the re-election.

    The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, through his Twitter account @jaarreaza, rejected the false accusations by Michael Kozak, deputy secretary of the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the US Department of State, recognizing Guaidó as sole president of the National Assembly and refer to the head of state and government, Nicolás Maduro Moros, as a regime that prevented the opposing candidate from entering the Federal Legislative Palace to comply with constitutional standards.

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  • The urgent need to intensify efforts to preserve peace in the region and confront the adventurous and dangerous policies of US imperialism!

    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 convoy, were killed in an airstrike near to Baghdad airport. The assassination of Qasem Soleimani, on the order of [US] President Donald Trump, in clear violation of Iraqi national sovereignty and all international law, could undoubtedly pose deadly risks for the region.

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  • Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

    On January 4, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi.

    The parties exchanged opinions on topical global issues. They discussed the state of affairs in the Middle East at length. The ministers particularly focused on the aftermath of the US air strike at a Baghdad airport that resulted in deaths, including the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Commander of Iran’s IRGC Quds Force. The ministers confirmed that it is unacceptable to use force in violation of the UN Charter and that all countries must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other states.

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  • Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

    On January 4, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    The ministers discussed the situation around the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the special-task Quds Force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, who was killed by the US military on January 3, 2019 in Baghdad.

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  • Iraqi Communist Party Statement on Assassination by the US and Dangerous Repercussions

    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 this assassination as it is a flagrant violation of Iraqi sovereignty and constitutes a serious escalation that pushes the situation in Iraq and the region towards further tension and increases the chances of intensifying armed conflicts and igniting war.

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  • Zionist Lawmakers Praise US for Killing Iranian General Soleimani

    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), which denounced the operation.

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  • WPC Statement on the criminal attack of the US on Baghdad airport

    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 thousands of troops being involved since decades in aggressions and imperialist interventions in a number of countries.

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  • Iranian peace group condemns the US provocative drone attack in Baghdad and calls for an end to the spiral of killing

    The assassination of Qassim Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Special Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC), in an airborne attack on a convoy of vehicles at Baghdad airport early this morning has created a tense and extremely volatile situation in the Middle East. This, the Association for Defence of Peace, Solidarity and Democracy – Iran (ADPSD) points out, took place at the behest of the highest echelons of the US administration in violation of the sovereignty of the Republic of Iraq and in contravention of international law. The theocratic regime in Teheran has declared three days of mourning and has threatened decisive retaliation.

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