On August 14, the media reported the results of the UN Security Council vote on a draft US resolution on establishing a permanent and unlimited ban on arms and military equipment deliveries to and from Iran. The UN Security Council unequivocally rejected the draft resolution.

Its initiators knew from the outset that this idea did not gain broad support. There are no reasons for introducing an arms embargo against Iran. The world staunchly rejects Washington’s line to undermine UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and to wreck the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear programme. Nevertheless, the US side decided to move forward.

Apart from the United States, only one non-permanent UN Security Council member...

Iran is particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the representatives in France of the Socialist Solidarity with Workers in Iran explained the catastrophic situation : the hospitals "are overwhelmed and lacking in resources ; precarious populations are deprived of incomes ; the progression of Covid-19 is dazzling. In Iran, the health system is particularly threatened...

West of Iran, the Kurdish regions, called Rojhelat and populated by 8 to 10 million Kurds, are subjected to a discriminatory and repressive policy from the iranian regime, which fiercely suppresses all political contestation and identity claims. To keep the population in precariousness, it restrained the economic development of the region, installing hardly any industry there and redirecting the...

Amidst the global pandemic which has hit countries such as Iran particularly hard, and with Germany taking over the EU Council Presidency, the chair of the European Parliament’s delegation to Iran Cornelia Ernst (DIE LINKE, Germany) is urging dialogue and greater cooperation with the Islamic Republic during these difficult times, in particular on trade and on human rights:

“I am very...

This Wednesday, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, reiterated that the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela supports the Islamic Republic of Iran in defending its sovereignty.

This about the recent declarations of the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, in which he announced today the end of the exemption of sanctions to all nuclear projects of...

Donald Trump's government decided to reinforce the criminal sanctions that the United States has maintained and intensified against Iran for decades. The US peace movement has already denounced the perversity of such a measure, especially considering that Iran is one of the countries most affected by the global coronavirus outbreak, with more than 17,000 confirmed cases of contamination and more...

Representatives of social and political movements of Venezuela, and international delegates who participated in the World Meeting against Imperialism, staged this Saturday, in the Plaza El Venezolano in Caracas, a day of solidarity with the people of Iran, in favor of peace and against the threat of war that the United States government intends to wage against this Middle Eastern nation.

This...

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...

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...

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...

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...