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London’s march shouts ‘Hands off Iran & Syria’

Israeli regime is talking more and more of an attack to ‘deal with’ Iran’s nuclear capability, even though it is the only entity in the Middle East that actually has developed nuclear weapons, the coalition noted in its statement.

Stop the War Coalition
Stop the War Coalition
Stop the War Coalition

 

 

London…(SaebPress)-Britain’s Stop the War Coalition has organized a protest rally in front of the US embassy in London on Saturday 28 January to stress opposition to an invasion on Iran.

The protest rally entitled “Hands Off Iran and Syria: No Western intervention”, will be held on Saturday from 2pm-4pm outside the US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square London W1, said the Stop the War Coalition in a statement.

The protest campaign is supported by Unite union, War on Want, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Campaign against Sanctions and Military Intervention on Iran (CASMII), Friends of Al-Aqsa, Goldsmiths Student Union and SOAS Student Union, the statement added.

It said that the growing threats against Iran in recent weeks have been backed up with increased unilateral sanctions imposed by the US, Britain and their European allies in the NATO military alliance.

As we know from Iraq, these (the threats and sanctions) are a prelude to war, not an alternative to it. There are signs of covert intervention already in Iran, as there are in Syria. Stop the War opposes all military intervention from the west in the region, for which there is absolutely no justification”, the statement added.

 

Israeli regime is talking more and more of an attack to ‘deal with’ Iran’s nuclear capability, even though it is the only entity in the Middle East that actually has developed nuclear weapons, the coalition noted in its statement.

“Following a year when Britain and France led the intervention in Libya the dangers of further western attacks in the region are very real. Under the guise of ‘humanitarian intervention’ there are already signs of covert intervention in both Iran and Syria. An attack on either country would set the Middle East on fire. Now is the time to start building opposition to these new wars. Join with us to say no to western intervention”, added the statement.

 

Hands off Iran and Syria
 

 

In  a  statement on Syria  issued last month  Britain’s Stop the War Coalition  stated that….”World opinion, as expressed at the United Nations, is also clearly against any interference in Syria, with China, Russia, India and Brazil among those opposed.  The US and Britain are therefore looking once more to the Arab League, and in this case Turkey, to provide a cover for their war policy.  However, the world will not get fooled again after the experience of Libya, where a supposed intervention “to save civilians” developed into a regime change war which cost at least 30,000 lives. Stop the War Coalition therefore opposes all foreign military intervention in Syria.”

 

 

 

Following the intervention in Libya, the dangers of further western attacks in the region are very real. Here are ten reasons why a war against Iran cannot be justified and would have catastrophic consequences.

 

IRAN: TEN REASONS TO PROTEST AGAINST WAR AND SANCTIONS

By Chris Nineham

11 January 2012

  1. NO THREAT. Iran has not attacked any country in more than 200 years. Its military spending per capita is among the lowest in the region. The regime has allowed inspections and agreed to negotiate with the West on all issues. Current Western rhetoric recalls the Iraq war, when a threat was fabricated to justify an attack.
  2. DOUBLE STANDARDS. Many of the West’s allies, including Israel, have nuclear weapons. There is no evidence that Iran is developing them, as last year’s IAEA report made clear. Iran, unlike Israel and Pakistan, is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, under which it has the right to develop civilian nuclear power.
  3. SANCTIONS LEAD TO WAR. As the recent military standoff has shown, sanctions are increasing tension and distrust. They will strengthen the hawks in Iran. In Iraq, sanctions resulted in a genocidal level of civilian casualties and brought nothing but death and suffering to the Iraqi people. Sanctions were not a stepping stone to peace, but to war.
  4. CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES. Any attack on Iran will lead to thousands of casualties and provoke retaliation with devastating effects across the region. Sanctions and war will drive up the cost of oil, creating further havoc to a world economy already in crisis.
  5. LESSONS FROM THE PAST. If the attacks on Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya teach anything, it is that military intervention brings death, division and misery. 30,000 died in Libya, tens of thousands in Afghanistan, and a million in Iraq. Violence continues in all three countries.
  6. WAR = CUTS IN WELFARE. Barack Obama recently committed to military expenditure above the levels of George W. Bush’s administration. Britain spent hundreds of millions bombing Libya and is spending £6 billion a year on the war in Afghanistan. An attack on Iran could have far greater financial implications, leading the government to threaten yet more cuts in welfare and public services.
  7. DEMOCRACY. Recent wars have been deeply unpopular at home and have created a democratic deficit. Plans have been laid in Washington and Whitehall for an attack on Iran, with neither elected politicians in parliament nor the electorate, being consulted.
  8. SECURITY. The War on Terror has made the world a more volatile and dangerous place. An attack on Iran can only increase bitterness against the Western powers.
  9. CIVIL LIBERTIES. The campaign against Iran will lead to further demonisation of Britain’s Muslim community and more curbs on our freedom, dressed up as ‘anti terror measures’.
  10. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The main restraining factor on the war makers is mobilised public opinion. Even George W. Bush opposed Israel attacking Iran while in office, because he felt Americans were against it. The voice of the anti-war majority in Britain must be turned into a mass movement that forces our political leaders to end their policy of endless war.

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Thousands of political prisoners in Bahrain are facing deaths

Most of the prisoners were imprisoned as part ‎of a crackdown on a 2011 uprising… they are ‎detained in prisons that are known to be ‎overcrowded and lacking proper sanitation…its ‎done to break the spirt of the activists through ‎dehumanising and humiliation

Saeb Shaath Said “Thousands of political activists, political ‎dissidents, opposition figures, women and even ‎children in Bahraini prisons are facing deaths ‎
cleric …Sheikh Isa Qassim …has warned of that ‎and demanded their immediate release ,,,,,, he ‎called on the Al khalifa regime to choose between ‎the deaths of the dissident inmates and their ‎release…‎

Most of the prisoners were imprisoned as part ‎of a crackdown on a 2011 uprising… they are ‎detained in prisons that are known to be ‎overcrowded and lacking proper sanitation…its ‎done to break the spirt of the activists through ‎dehumanising and humiliation …‎”

Shaath explained

“That is to force them to stop demanding Al ‎Khalifah regime to allow reforms for ‎establishing of a just and fair system that ‎reflects and represents the people interests .‎
On April 6 2020, 21 International ‎human rights organisations among ‎them were Amnesty international and ‎human rights first
‎ called on the Bahraini regime to release ‎all political prisoners ….as the release of ‎‎1,486 prisoners on 17 March 2020 only ‎included 394 prisoners sentenced on ‎political charges….‎
‎While the western governments applause ‎Bahrain’s so called great amnesty .‎”
‎ Saeb Shaath noted that “Most political opponents, activists, ‎human rights defenders, and journalists ‎remain incarcerated.‎
‎ Among them are influential members of ‎Al Wefaq party such as former ‎secretary-general Hassan Mushaima, ‎and Sheikh Ali Salman, ‎
as well as human rights activists ‎Abdulhadi Al Khawaja and Nabeel ‎Rajab”.‎
‎ Shaath added ” the hypocrisy of the west shines by keeping ‎closed eyes over atrocities committed by the ‎Bahraini regime against the prisoners … All ‎are well aware that Bahrain carries out ‎the execution of political prisoners. ‎
Bahraini authorities habitually diluting ‎human rights abuses by sentencing or ‎executing prisoners during holidays or ‎on days of religious celebrations to ‎prevent any reaction from international ‎institutions or media.‎”

Shaath concluded by saying ” Its well documented that the actions of ‎the Bahraini regime violate ‎international law and Bahrain’s ‎international human rights obligations, ‎
including the UN Convention Against ‎Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or ‎Degrading Treatment or Punishment, ‎
the International Covenant on Civil and ‎Political Rights, the International ‎Covenant on Economic, Social, and ‎Cultural Rights along with the Arab ‎Charter of Human Rights “..‎

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Who is behind the assassination of Iranian Scientists?

“NYT summarizes the “chilling message” that “American officials” want to send to Iranian top nuclear scientists with today’s assassination: “If we can get him, we can get you, too.” Indistinguishable from Mafia talk.”

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US officials say Zionist entity “Israel” was behind the assassination: New York Times “One American official — along with two other intelligence officials — said that “Israel” was behind the attack on the scientist,” The New York Times reported on Friday.

Fakhrizadeh’s name was mentioned multiple times in a presentation in 2018 by Zionist entity “Israeli” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during which he repeated baseless claims about the Iranian nuclear program. Netanyahu described the scientist as the director of Iran’s nuclear program and threatened, “Remember that name, Fakhrizadeh.”

The Tel Aviv regime has made several attempts over the past years to throw a wrench in Tehran’s peaceful nuclear work. The regime has been behind the assassination of several Iranian nuclear scientists. It has also conduced cyberattacks on Iranian nuclear sites.

Dmitry Polyanskiy @Dpol_un “That’s a telling analysis from @nytimes reflecting readiness of US establishment to give green light to political extra territorial assasinations. Not a thing to boast for a democratic country! #Iran #Fakhrizadeh”.

“NYT summarizes the “chilling message” that “American officials” want to send to Iranian top nuclear scientists with today’s assassination: “If we can get him, we can get you, too.” Indistinguishable from Mafia talk.” @aaronjmate .

The senior Iranian defense official was assassinated near the capital Tehran in a terrorist attack. In a statement, the Defense ministry said the vehicle of the head of the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was targeted by terrorists.

The Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said the act of cowardice shows the desperate warmongering of its perpetrators adding that there are serious indications of an Israeli role in the assassination. Zarif also urged the international community, especially the EU, to end QUOTE “their shameful double standards and condemn the Iranian defense official’s assassination.

Between 2010 and 2012, four other Iranian nuclear scientists were assassinated. Tehran and western intelligence agencies have long put the blame on Zionist entity “Israel”, an accusation that was never rejected by officials of the Israeli regime.

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