Joint statement of the Communist and Workers Parties on the Heightening of Tensions and dangers of US War on Iran

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:


SolidNet Parties

1.     PADS, Algeria

2.     Communist Party of Australia

3.     Party of Labour of Austria

4.     Communist PArty of Austria

5.     Communist Party of Azerbaijan

6.     Communist Party of Bangladesh

7.     Communist Party of Belgium

8.     Workers Party of Belgium

9.     Communist Party of Brazil

10.  Communist Party of Britain

11.  New Communist Party of Britain

12.  Communist Party of Canada

13.  Communist Party of Chile

14.  Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia

15.  AKEL (Cyprus)

16.  Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

17.  Communist Party in Denmark

18.  Communist Party of Finland

19.  French Communist Party

20.  German Communist Party

21.  Communist Party of Greece

22.  Hungarian Workers’ Party

23.  Communist Party of India

24.  Communist Party of India (Marxist)

25.  Tudeh Party of Iran

26.  Iraqi Communist Party

27.  Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq

28.  Communist Party of Ireland

29.  Workers Party of Ireland

30.  Communist PArty of Israel

31.  Communist Party (Italy)

32.  Communist Refoundation Party

33.  Jordanian Communist Party

34.  Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan

35.  Lebanese Communist Party

36.  Socialist Party, Lithuania

37.  Communist Party of Luxembourg

38.  Communist Party of Malta

39.  Communist Party of Mexico

40.  Popular Socialist Party- National Political Association, Mexico

41.  Nepal Communist Party

42.  Communist Party of Norway

43.  New Communist Party of the Netherlands

44.  Communist Party of Pakistan

45.  Palestinian Communist Party

46.  Palestinian Peoples Party

47.  Philippine Communist Party [PKP 1930]

48.  Communist Party of Poland

49.  Portuguese Communist Party

50.  Romanian Socialist Party

51.  Communist Party of Russian Federation

52.  Union of Communist Parties-CPSU

53.  Communists of Serbia

54.  South African Communist Party

55.  Communist Party of Spain

56.  Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain

57.  Communist Party of the Workers of Spain

58.  Communists of Catalonia

59.  Communist Party of Sri Lanka

60.  Sudanese Communist Party

61.  Communist Party of Swaziland

62.  Communist Party of Sweden

63.  Syrian Communist Party

64.  Syrian Communist Party (Unified)

65.  Communist Party of Turkey

66.  Communist Party of Ukraine

67.  Communist Party USA

68.  Communist Party of Venezuela


Other Parties

Galizan People’s Union (UPG)
Party of Communists USA
Party for Socialism and Liberation, USA

The statement is open for further endorsements

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