5th IMCWP, Statement of Solidarity with the Iranian People

6/19/03 11:59 AM
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"The Movements Against the War and the Capitalist
Globalization, and the Communists"

19-20 June 2003, Athens


Statement of Solidarity with the Iranian People

The following participants in the meeting of Communist and
Workers parties that took place in Athens on the 19th and
20th of June 2003, express their concern about the recent
US threats against Iran.

These threats are primarily intended to influence the
internal struggle taking place in Iran in favour of the
forces of reaction and are open interference in the
internal affairs.

The threats by the U.S. administration against Iran are
clearly irresponsible that could engulf the entire region
in war and destruction. A US led military strike against
Iran would be catastrophic not only for the people of Iran,
but also for the movement for peace, progress and democracy
the world over.

The US provocation is taking place at a time that Iranian
youth and students are demanding democratic reforms.
Iranian people have consistently demonstrated their demands
for an end to the regime's repressive policies and the
democratization of the country as the only way to overcome
political, economic, diplomatic and social crisis, which
has crippled Iran. The theocratic regime has exploited the
statement by the US as a justification for suppressing the
people's movement.

The US policy has in fact strengthened the hands of the
right wing reactionary forces branding any socio-political
opposition as an American led move and therefore justifying
its savage suppression.

The US is desperately attempting to encourage the formation
of a pro-US Iranian opposition. This is a bankrupt strategy
which seeks to impose so called democratic settlements on
individual states.

All Iranian progressive forces are rightly against the US
provocations and have condemned them outright.

The participants at the meeting expressed their solidarity
and continued support to the progressive forces in Iran in
their struggle against the theocratic regime in Iran. They
saluted the bravery and courage of the people in their
current struggle for democratic reforms.

The participants at the meeting believe the plight of the
Iran and its future government should only be decided by
the Iranian people and their progressive and democratic
forces and no externally manipulated alternative.


Athens, 20th June 2003
The Parties:

Communist Party of Albania
Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism
Communist Party of Armenia
Communist Party of Australia
Democratic Progressive Tribune Bahrein
Workers' Party of Belgium
Communist Party of Brazil
Communist Party of Britain
New Communist Party of Britain
Bulgarian Communist Party �Georgi Dimitrov�
Communist Party of Canada
Colombian Communist Party
Communist Party of Bohemia Moravia
Communist Party in Denmark
Communist Party of Denmark
Communist Party of Egypt
Communist Party of Finland
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Workers' Party
Communist Party of India
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Tudeh Party of Iran
Iraqi Communist Party
The Workers' Party of Ireland
Communist Party of Ireland
Communist Party of Israel
Communist Refoundation Party
Party of the Italian Communists
Socialist Party of Latvia
Lebanese Communist Party
Communist Party of Luxembourg
Popular Socialist Party of Mexico
Party of the Communists of Mexico
New Communist Party of the Netherlands
Communist Party of Norway
Portuguese Communist Party
Romanian Communist Party
Union of Communist Parties-CPSU
Communist Party of Russian Federation
Communist Workers' Party of Russia - Party of Communists of
Russia (RKRP-RPC)
Communist Party of Slovakia
Communist Party of Spain
Communist Party of Peoples' of Spain
Sudanese Communist Party
Communist Party of Sweden
Syrian Communist Party
Syrian Communist Party
Communist Party of Turkey
Communist Party of Ukraine
Union of Communists of Ukraine
Communist Party, USA
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia