June 21, 2010

THE CPC VIEWPOINT ON ON IRAN, From the Resolution of the 36th Central Convention Communist Party of Canada. February 2010

On Related International Issues

"We also express our solidarity with the progressive,
secular and democratic forces of Iran who are struggling
against the Ahmadinejad government and the repressive
theocratic regime as a whole.

"At the same time, we emphasize that the
conflict within that country must be settled
by the Iranian people themselves. We vehemently
oppose any move by U.S. imperialism or its
allies to use the conflict and their ongoing
“demonisation” of Muslims and Islam as a pretext
to interfere, or worse, launch military aggression
against Iran.

"As the Central Executive stated in July 2009, some
progressives in Canada and elsewhere
“have wrongly concluded that because the regime
has been targeted by U.S. imperialism and its
regional gendarme, the Zionist state of Israel… [the
anti-imperialist movement] should remain silent, or
worse, even support the reactionary regime. This
simplistic arithmetic, based on the flawed notion
that ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’, is
fundamentally flawed. The Ahmadinejad regime is
not at all a progressive or ‘pro-worker’
government… It is a vicious, reactionary regime
which has repeatedly attacked workers’
organizations, women, students and secular forces,
including imprisonment, torture and murder against
its opponents, over the past thirty years of its rule.”

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