Iran

Trump to renew Iran deal

Submitted by SJW on 16 January, 2018 - 7:49 Author: Johnny Whiteley

Donald Trump is set to maintain the 2015 “nuclear deal” with Iran when it comes up for renewal on 17 January.

Under the deal Iran is obliged to restrict its nuclear programme in return for the easing of international sanctions.

Trump had previously declared his intention to undo the nuclear deal, denouncing it as weakness in the face of the regime. Accordingly, he has had to hedge his renewal of the deal with much tough-sounding bluster and secondary sanctions.

Iran: Haft Tappeh workers take the lead

Submitted by SJW on 16 January, 2018 - 7:46 Author: Morad Shirin, Iranian Revolutionary Marxist Tendency
Haft Tappeh speaker

There have been more strikes and protests during the past week for payment of unpaid wages and other basic demands.

There have been at least 600 such protests in the past year and they will probably increase as we approach the Iranian New Year, with workers demanding their new year bonuses and so on. Wage arrears of many months exist in many industries, including state-owned, part-private, fully-private, religious endowments and the Pasdaran [Revolutionary Guards]. The various businesses owned by the Pasdaran amount to about a quarter of the economy.

Iranian workers push for regime change

Submitted by Matthew on 10 January, 2018 - 11:33
Iran protest

Editorial from Solidarity 458

Beginning on Thursday 28 December around 80 Iranian cities and towns saw a wave of demonstrations, amounting to the biggest protest against Iran’s authoritarian Islamist political system since the 2009 "Green" reform movement.

This has been a tremendous revolt with the issue of working-class livelihood at the centre. A revolt against years of super-exploitation and a vicious regime which exists to enrich itself and boost its own power.

Rebellion in Iran: Iranian socialists speak!

Submitted by AWL on 3 January, 2018 - 7:47 Author: AWL

Friday 19 January, 7:30pm, Institute of Education WC1H 0AL, Room 537

Facebook event here
Eventbrite tickets here

Across Iran, workers and young people are protesting against poverty, exploitation, and demanding freedom from a stifling authoritarian regime.

Around the world, they have been answered by a movement of solidarity.

Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe!

Submitted by Matthew on 15 November, 2017 - 10:33 Author: Charlotte Zalens

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British Iranian dual national, has been detained in Iran’s infamous Evin prison since April 2016.

Nazanin was on holiday with her young daughter visiting family in Iran when she was arrested and charged with “plotting to topple the Iranian regime”. Despite having refused requests to meet Nazanin’s husband and campaigners on her behalf for a year, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson publicly contradicted her reason for being in Iran claiming she was “training journalists”.

Hariri resignation stokes up regional tension

Submitted by Matthew on 15 November, 2017 - 9:08 Author: Simon Nelson

The bizarre resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Saudi state media has opened up another battleground between Iran and Saudi Arabia for regional dominance. Hariri said his life was in danger, pointed the finger at Iran and by extension the Shia sectarian Hezbollah, one of his government’s coalition partners.

Trump, Iran and the nuclear options

Submitted by AWL on 11 October, 2017 - 9:13

Morad Shirin of the Iranian Revolutionary Marxist Tendency spoke to Solidarity.


Under the Iran Nuclear Review Act, the White House has to certify the agreement every 90 days. He’s done it twice so far but he is saying he may not do it this time. As far as anybody else is concerned — because it’s not a bilateral agreement — the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, between five permanent members of the Security Council, plus Germany, plus the EU, has been voted on by the Security Council, and is part of international law.