Only thirty-six days after taking office, President Biden took his first illegal foreign-policy action by ordering an air strike on the sovereign nation of Syria, killing more than a dozen Syrian citizens.
This air strike, a blatant violation of international law and the United Nations Charter, is falsely claimed to have been in response to an alleged rocket attack on U.S. troops by the so-called “Iranian-supported Syrian Militia.” But the facts point to quite a different motive. The real reason behind this act is to force Iran, by means of military action, into accepting to participate in a new round of Nuclear Deal negotiations on the basis of specific U.S. demands. We can only expect that such military actions will continue, and even intensify, so long as Iran refuses to submit to U.S. pressures.
What U.S. is asking from Iran is not limited to the nuclear issue. All U.S. administrations, from George W. Bush administration to the present, have been demanding from Iran to stop its resistance against U.S. imperialist plans for total domination of the Middle East. The real issue is Iran’s policy of resistance and its ability to mobilize regional forces against U.S. and Israeli aggressions, and Biden’s actions are nothing but the continuation of the same imperialist policies of his predecessors for the Middle East.
We call upon all supporters of peace, justice, and international law to raise their voices against Biden Administration’s aggressive policies against Iran, as such policies are bound to lead to more war, death and destruction for the peoples of the Middle East, and waste of the American people’s much needed resources for solving their health and economic problems in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We call upon Biden Administration to halt all U.S. military and economic wars against the peoples of the world.
of the U.S. Peace Council