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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
(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.
(From "Nameh Mardom", Central Organ of the Tudeh Party of Iran No. 939, 27th January 2014)
Parts of Rouhani’s speech at Davos meeting to attract foreign investment in a country that its economy is dominated by financial and non-productive grand-capital are notable, and one of the headlines of Arman newspaper (January 25, 2014) described it very eloquently: “Iran’s red carpet for world’s businessmen”.
Stop Outside Meddling in Ukraine – The People Must Decide their Destiny
The Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI) views with grave concern the recent alarming developments in Ukraine. During the last few weeks the events have taken a very dangerous turn, threatening the stability of Ukraine with the real risk of the country being torn into pieces.
Tudeh Party of Iran joins other progressive political forces around the world in condemning the violence perpetuated by a small sector of the right-wing “opposition” across Venezuela, in an attempt to destabilize the county and prepare the ground for the type of coup carried out against President Hugo Chavez in April 2002.
Like other progressive forces in Iran and world, Tudeh Party of Iran has always regarded with respect and admiration the exceptional and enlightening role of this national activist in defeating the apartheid dictatorship and establishing the democratic republic of South Africa. The central committee of Tudeh Party of Iran expresses its most sincere condolences to the people and progressive forces of South Africa, and particularly the members and leadership of South African Communist Party. We mourn together with the people of South Africa in these difficult moments.
The Tudeh Party of Iran and other progressive forces of the nation, which have been greatly concerned about peace, national sovereignty and the consequences of the mounting sanctions in recent years, are of the belief that this accord would undoubtedly constitute a positive step forward if it were capable of lifting the burden of the devastating pressure of economic sanctions from the shoulders of the working people of Iran, laying the ground for detente and moving the region towards peace and tranquility.