In Defence of Peace, Democracy and Social Justice in the Middle East

We, the undersigned Communist and workers Parties, express our profound concern about the critical situation developing in Middle East and the danger of a conflagration which no doubt destabilise the whole region. The stationing of massive US military forces, the provocative and hegemonist statements by the Bush administration and threat to use force to change the political map of the region are endangering peace.

We are appalled to witness the hardening of attitudes on the part of the Israel on the Palestinian issue and the criminal behaviour of the Sharon government in brutally suppressing the just movement of the Palestinian people for national rights and self-government.

We are fundamentally opposed to the threats by the US administration to initiate a military conflict against Iraq or any other country in the world under any pretext.

We believe that change of the dictatorial regime in Iraq and democratisation of that country is the sole responsibility of the Iraqi people and their political forces.

We call for an end to all provocations and policies and actions threatening to bring about a military conflict in the Middle East. We call on all governments to abide by the UN resolutions and strictly respect the terms of UN charter.

We believe that the ideals of peace, democracy, human rights and social justice are intrinsically interlinked. We support the struggle of the people of Palestine for their national rights. We condemn the use of terror by states and individuals the same. We support the popular struggles for democracy, human rights and social justice in all countries of the region including Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan and others.

The movement for world Peace and the struggle for human rights and democracy and against occupation and terror are inseparable. We are supporters of peace and people’s movements.

Signed by:

Tudeh Party of Iran, CPUSA, South African CP, People Party of Palestine, CP Israel, Portuguese CP, CP Iraq, CP of Greece, CP France, CP of Bohemia and Moravia, CP Chile, CP Spain, IZQUIERDA UNIDA ( United Left of Spain), CP Australia, CP Austria, Socialist Party of Aotearoa (New Zealand), CP Britain, AKEL, CP India, CP Bangladesh, CP Ireland, Workers Party of Ireland, , PDS Germany, CP Belgium, CP Canada, New Communist Party of Netherland, CP Catalonia, CP Prue, New Left Movement- Peru, CP in Denmark, Party od Democracy and Socilaism of Moroco, Party of Democracy and Socialism of Algeria,  Party of Mexican Communists, Israeli Communist Forum