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

6/18/19 9:55 AM
  • Joint Statement Working Group En Asia Communist and workers' parties

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 

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


The statement is open for further endorsements