As had been expected for months, Donald Trump, the US President, announced in a speech on Friday 13 October his administration’s new strategic approach towards the Islamic Republic of Iran. Although Donald Trump was expected to address the issue of Iran's compliance under the JCPOA nuclear deal - that was signed between Iran and the 5+1 countries in July 2015 - his words in fact comprehensively redefined the new strategy of the United States in terms of its future of relations with Iran, the balance of power in the Middle East, as well as how the United States will interact with the world including its European allies.
The Tudeh Party of Iran believes that global peace hinges on the efforts of all peace-loving and progressive forces across the world to work for the resolution of all conflicts and disputes through negotiation and within the framework of the UN Charter.
The first speech of US President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday September 19, 2017, exhibited to the world’s public the deeply reactionary, interventionist, and warmongering nature of the US administration, and the grave risks that thus threaten world peace.
We condemn this attack on defenceless workers seeking their rights!
According to reports and footage published and verified, on Tuesday 19th of September employees of the Hepco Company - specialising in the production of heavy equipment and road building machinery - and Azarab Industries Company - specialising in the construction of power stations and refineries - both operating from the city of Arak in central Iran, were attacked by security forces and a special anti-riot police unit during their protest march in the city. The workers of the Hepco and Azarab factories have not received wages for months and no individual or organ has been held accountable for this. The workers of these two major workplaces are owed at least six months’ worth of wages and other work related benefits.
The Tudeh Party of Iran demands the immediate and unconditional release of all imprisoned militant social-political activists, workers, students, and women from the jails of the anti-people theocratic regime in Iran!
“Just solution of the national problem is an unavoidable necessity to protect the territorial integrity of the country”
Editorial article of Nameh Mardom, The Central Organ of the Tudeh Party of Iran - No. 1029, published on 10 July 2017
After Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia on 20 May 2017, the Persian Gulf and the Middle East is once again witnessing the escalation of tensions that could further destabilise the safety and security of the region and have dangerous and destructive consequences for our country.
As reported by the mass media, about 10:30am local time today in Iran, in a concurrent terrorist act, the area around Khomeini’s tomb near Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery and the parliament building in the centre of Tehran were attacked. The statement of the Ministry of Interior Affairs about the terrorist event today reads: “Today, two terrorist teams simultaneously attacked the outskirts of the Late Imam’s tomb and the administration building of the Islamic Majlis [parliament] and tried to disrupt the security of the country by such blind terrorist acts.”
For the attention of Comrade Raid Fahmi
The Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party
Dear Comrade Raid Fahmi,
We received with profound sadness the communiqué of the Political Bureau of the fraternal Iraqi Communist Party informing us of the passing away of Comrade Aziz Mohammad, the veteran leader of your party and a very prominent Iraqi and Kurdish national figure.
“It is not the job of the freedom-loving and popular forces to urge the people to concede to the inevitable fate of living under the despotic theocratic regime of Iran and support its preservation.”
According to reports currently circulating, as a result of a massive explosion deep within a coal mine in Golestan province, northern Iran, a large number of miners have been killed and others trapped and concerns are growing for their safety. So far, the death of 35 miners has been confirmed and 21 bodies have been recovered. Most of these miners have perished due to lack of oxygen.
Workers and working people,
The Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran extends its sincere greetings to you on the occasion of May Day, the International Workers’ Day. Celebrating this day is a clear indication of the resolve to continue the struggle that the working class of our countries have pressed ahead with for more than a century.
Comrade Roknoddin Khosravi - a popular artist, one of the founders of modern dramatic arts in our country and a tireless activist of the party of the working people - passed away on January 15th in London, after a painful battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
On the morning of Friday 7 April 2017 - the day before which the meeting of the UN Security Council had ended without a vote on the proposed draft resolutions before it, to examine the details surrounding the use of chemical weapons in the conflict between the Syrian army and armed terrorists in the town of Khan Sheykhun - the United States began a military attack on Syria. The Tudeh Party of Iran believes that the aggressive military attack by the US on Syria, under the pretext of responding to the suspicious yet indefensible chemical attack in Idlib – was contrary to all frameworks of international law.
Comrade Masoud Maleki, member of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran, a militant and pure human being who spent six decades of his fruitful life to fight for the noble causes of the working class and working people, reached the end of his gruelling yet glorious life and passed away on Tuesday 27th December 2016.
The Tudeh Party of Iran wishes that 2017 is Year of Peace and Progress and Success in Struggle for Democratic Rights and Freedoms and Socialism!
26 November 2016
Comrade Raul Castro
First Secretary of the Central Committee
Communist Party of Cuba
STATEMENT OF THE TUDEH PARTY OF IRAN: ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINT COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF ACTION (JCPOA)
The Central Committee of the Tudeh Part of Iran
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION SHOW IS OVER, BUT THE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP CONTINUES
(Abridged from "Nameh Mardom", Central Organ of the Tudeh Party of Iran No. 993, Feb 22, 2016)
The adventurous operations, on the night of Friday 15 July, of part of the armed forces of the Turkey in an attempt to carry out a coup d’état against the government of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its aftershocks over the past three days have driven the country into a critical and dangerous situation.
Tudeh Party of Iran strongly condemns and denounces the terror and criminal attack in Nice, and its perpetrators, whose victims were the ordinary French citizens and particularly the children. Tudeh Party of Iran expresses its sympathy and empathy with all the victims of this horrendous tragedy, and extends its condolences to the French nation, the working people, and the progressive forces of France.
Dear comrades and friends,
We salute your courageous struggle, which has captured the imagination of people not only in France but in the whole of Europe and beyond. The youth and those campaigning for change in Iran are also following the development of your protest. Your struggle continues in the footsteps of recent campaigns - in Greece against the Troika, the Indignados movement in Spain and the Occupy movements in New York, London and Frankfurt opposing the rule of banks and bankers in the ongoing crisis of capitalism since 2008.
Chers camarades, cher-e-s ami-e-s,
Nous saluons votre lutte courageuse qui a capté l’imagination des gens, non seulement en France mais partout en Europe et ailleurs. Les jeunes et ceux qui font campagne pour des changements en Iran suivent l’évolution de votre mouvement. Votre lutte continue dans le sillage des campagnes récentes - en Grèce contre le Troïka, les Indignados en Espagne, le mouvement Occupy à New York, Londres et Francfort qui depuis 2008 font opposition à la dominance des banques et des banquiers dans la crise du capitalisme en cours.
In a statement earlier this week, the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran announced the passing away in Tehran of Comrade Dr Hashem Beni Torofi, a leading member of the Party and its Central Committee and a former political prisoner. He was an Iranian Arab from the Khuzestan and always stood true to his roots: an Iranian, an Arab and a revolutionary.
The Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran has received the shocking news of the violent suppression of the student uprising in Khartoum against the sale of the historic public buildings of the only national university in the country to private businesses tied directly or indirectly to the dictatorial and reactionary government of Al-Bashir. Privatization of public property constitutes a major element in the IMF’s prescription for under-developed and developing countries in which right-wing, reactionary regimes are in power.
The elections of the Islamic Majlis (parliament) and the Assembly of Experts [of the Leadership] in Iran wrapped up with participation of about 60% of eligible voters. The mass media affiliated with the despotic regime and security apparatus claimed the 60% participation of the people in the elections as a positive response to Khamenei’s call [to vote] and allegiance of the people with the Islamic Regime, and the pro-reform media, too, claimed the victory of the reformists in both elections.
On Friday 26th February, Iran will witness an election which has been dubbed as “crucial and important” by Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader [of the theocratic regime], as well as by all of the regime’s factions, who have deemed the people’s participation in it to be essential. The voices of this spectrum are calling on the people to take part in an “election” in which the candidates are hand-picked by the Guardian Council, and the prerequisite for the candidacy was to express full loyalty to the current political regime, i.e. the theocratic dictatorship and its macro policies.
After years of destructive sanctions which have been imposed on our nation by Western States as a result of the ill-advised policies of the Supreme Leader [Ayatollah Khamenei] and his appointees, on Saturday January 16th 2016 the negotiations between Iran and the 5+1 group were concluded and, after verification by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran had fulfilled its commitments, the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the fulfillment of the commitments of other parties to the Plan, began.
The Tudeh Party of Iran deems the escalation of the tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia to be against the interests of the people of
Iran and the region.
From "Nameh Mardom", Central Organ of the Tudeh Party of Iran No. 978, July 27, 2015
The disastrous and humiliating failure of one decade of irrational policies of the Supreme Leader of Iran in creating tensions in the region and wasting hundreds of billions of dollars of the national wealth in nuclear “enrichment” program, and rhetoric like “the resolution of the Security Council is blessing” for us, and also devastating policies such as “resistance economy” which led to the destruction of the nation’s infrastructure, grave impoverishment and destitution of tens of millions of Iranian people while the heads of the regime and the Guard Corps and their inner circle got richer and richer, will undoubtedly have dire consequences for the leaders of the regime and the future of the dictatorship rule which will be worrisome for the ruling dark-minded regime in Iran.
DISASTROUS FAILURE OF MORE THAN A DECADE OF
ADVENTURIST AND DEVASTATING POLICIES OF
THE THEOCRATIC REGIME OF IRAN
Horrendous Terror Act at “Charlie Hebdo”
Increase in Imports, Decrease of Exports and Stagnation in Domestic Production
About Revisions to the Labour Law, Female Workers, and Trade Union Rights
Statement of the Tudeh Party of Iran: Message of Solidarity with KKE
Tudeh Party of Iran Condemns the Continued Repression In Sudan And Calls for an Immediate End to the Regime of Censorship and Repression!
From Nameh Mardom, Central Organ of the Tudeh Party of Iran No. 964, January 12th 2015
“The contextual conditions of the growth of terrorism and Islamic extremism should be sought in the destructive and adventurous policies of imperialism in the regions, from Syria and Iraq to Lebanon, Palestine, Persian Gulf and Iran.”
Free all political prisoners in Sudan!
The Tudeh Party of Iran is appalled to learn of the continued wave of repression targeting progressive and democratic forces in Sudan and in particular leaders, cadres and activists of the Sudanese Communist Party.
(Excerpts from "Nameh Mardom", Central Organ of the Tudeh Party of Iran No. 962, 24th Dec 2014)
The political developments in the nation (Iran) during the past year have been accelerated and have found new dimensions. Extending the negotiations with the “5+1” states and the movement in the direction of achieving political agreements have been the news headlines in recent weeks. The move to establish new relations with the US and the EU in the framework of the so-called "heroic flexibility" of the Supreme religious Leader is accompanied with certain policies at home and in relation with the people’s movement, which cannot be easily ignored.
The 2nd plenary meeting of the central committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran after the 6th congress was held in November 2014. The meeting began by signing the party’s anthem and observing a moment of silence in the honor, and to remember, all those who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom and social justice.
On Tuesday 16th of December, the band of Islamic terrorists who call themselves the ‘Pakistani Taleban’ created a humanitarian tragedy in an armed attack. The attack - perpetrated by the backward, criminal Islamic Taleban - on a school in Peshawar, left 141 people murdered, including 132 pupils and 9 teachers.
Tudeh Party of Iran expresses its most sincere greetings to the “Cuban 5” and for the liberation of the three Cuban patriots Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labañino, who spent the last 16 years in the prisons of the United States. The Cuban heroes, part of the internationally known “Cuban 5” now join their compatriots, René González and Fernando González who were released in October 2011 and February 2014, respectively, after serving their jail time.
The freedom of the “Cuban 5” is a massive victory for the relentless campaign by the Socialist Cuba, Cuban people and the wives and children and families of the detained patriots who never gave up hope of bringing them back home.
Tudeh Party of Iran Strongly Condemns Criminal Methods of Intimidation and Suppression
According to the media reports on 16th October 2014, serial acid attacks on women in the city of Esfahan boiled peoples’ anger over, which led to a protest gathering in front of the Esfahan’s Prosecutor’s Office. As usual, the prosecutor and other officials at the provincial and national level tried to hide the connection between these crimes and their own reactionary social-cultural policies. They promised immediate investigation of these criminal activities and cries of “catch them”, “lock them” were raised from the mouthpiece of every state institute and officials’ mouth, in order to perhaps pour cold water on peoples’ blazing anger.
Along with other peace-loving and progressive forces around the world, the Tudeh Party of Iran believes that no reason or excuse can justify the kidnapping and horrendous murder of the three Israeli teenagers and, naturally, all those who committed this crime must be brought to justice. At the same time, we strongly condemn Israel’s action in the mass punishment of a nation by committing atrocious crimes such as bombarding a village and killing 18 women and children and other Palestinian civilians.
Tudeh Party of Iran strongly condemns the arrest of trade union activists on the International Workers’ Day!
According to published reports, during the May Day celebration the security and repressive forces of the regime, in clear violation of the labour law and international standards, arrested a number of the country’s workers and trade union activists, and took them to detention centers.
Hand in hand for eradicating poverty and deprivation, for social justice and trade union rights, and to intensify the struggle against the despotic theocratic regime of Iran!