June 22, 2021 at 2:34 am #219350
Has the UK threatened Iran with nuclear war?
The new UK policy, “Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy” states that the UK now reserves the right to use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapons states that are said to be heading in the direction of acquiring nuclear weapons — or, as the Integrated Review puts it, those states judged to be “in material breach of non-proliferation obligations”.
The Integrated Review says the UK will embark on “a renewed diplomatic effort to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon” but this change in policy appears to be sending a veiled message to Iran.June 23, 2021 at 2:07 am #219373
The US has taken down dozens of Iranian news websites. They include Iran’s state-owned Press TV.
Lualua TV, an Arabic-language Bahraini independent channel that broadcasts from the UK, was also taken down.
The US government also took over the domain name of the news website Palestine Today, which reflects the viewpoints of HamasJune 29, 2021 at 9:06 pm #219742
Javaid Rehman, the U.N. investigator on human rights in Iran has called for an independent inquiry into allegations of state-ordered executions of thousands of political prisoners in 1988 and the role played by President-elect Ebrahim Raisi as Tehran deputy prosecutor.June 29, 2021 at 10:47 pm #219748
The donkey telling to the rabbit that they have long ears.June 30, 2021 at 5:23 am #219753
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed to U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to lift or waive all sanctions on Iran as agreed under a 2015 deal aimed at stopping Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. Guterres also urged the United States to “extend the waivers with regard to the trade in oil with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and fully renew waivers for nuclear non-proliferation projects.”July 22, 2021 at 11:23 pm #220253
A useful essay in Weekly Worker where our class loyalties lie – with our Iranian fellow-workers and our solidarity with their struggle against the Iranian State and mullahs
“…Working class nationwide strike action has opened a window of light and hope in the long, dark night of the ayatollahs’ rule…”July 25, 2021 at 7:05 am #220322
Also a reminder of the anarchists in IranJuly 29, 2021 at 10:52 pm #220419
News is difficult to get out of Iran so this Weekly Worker article is a useful addition to the usual media’s reportingJuly 29, 2021 at 11:41 pm #220420
Workers Communist Party of Iran. Most peoples do not know the internal reality of Iran, the only news heard is about the Islamic religion, but they do not mention the internal struggles of the workers of Iran against the Islamic government, but it is a capitalist society like any other based on the profit systemJuly 30, 2021 at 12:51 am #220421
There are several Iranian Leninists organization which publish news from Iran and most of them do not support the Islamic regimeJuly 31, 2021 at 1:10 am #220433
The naval shadow war between Iran and Israel begins to escalate.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Friday blamed “Iranian terrorism”.
Israel has accused Iran of being behind an attack on an oil tanker in which two crew members – a British national and a Romanian citizen – were killed. The MV Mercer Street was off Oman’s coast in the Arabian Sea. It is operated by the London-based company Zodiac Maritime which belongs to Israeli shipping magnate Eyal Ofer but is Liberian-flagged and the tanker Japanese-owned.
It is thought to have been attacked by multiple drones.
Israel’s response to a previous attack carried out on an Iranian oil tanker off the Syrian coast in the spring killed three people was, of course, muted.August 1, 2021 at 10:44 pm #220469
UK and USA join Israel in blaming Iran for the Mercer Street attack.August 3, 2021 at 11:36 pm #220494
Oil tanker hijacked and ordered to sail to Iran
Analysts says Iranian forces will be suspected. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards dismissed the reports as a pretext for “hostile action” against Tehran.August 5, 2021 at 5:54 pm #220537
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has said the country’s military is ready to take action against Iran, calling it “a global and regional problem”.
Israel has “hard evidence” that Iran was behind the attack on the tanker, Mercer Street, without offering details.
Gantz also said that Israel is ready to engage in a “multi-front” conflict that might include Iran. [i read that to mean they expect Hezbollah to respond to an attack on Iran]
Meanwhile, Iran’s new president Raisi says “I extend a hand of friendship and brotherhood to all countries, especially those in the region,” and he promised that Iran’s nuclear programme is strictly peaceful and nuclear weapons “have no place in the country’s defence strategy”.
August 5, 2021 at 10:51 pm #220541
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by alanjjohnstone.
Another pretext for wars and thousands of peoples would be killed for a tanker. The real reason is regional hegemony
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