12 Feb | Bradford | No War On Iran
No War On Iran
Weds 12 Feb | 18:00-20:00
Culture Fusion Building
125 Thornton Rd
Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford and Global Security Consultant with Oxford Research Group
Chris Nineham, Stop the War Coalition Vice-Chair
Richard Dunbar, Labour Councillor
Mozalfa Ilyas, Community Activist & Labour Candidate for Shipley ward
Jenny Clegg, International Advisory Group, CND
Lucy Nichols, Stop the War Students
The threat of war on Iran remains high and tensions in the Middle East are growing. The US is committed to regime change in Iran. The drone assasination of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran's top generals, was an act of war. Since that killing the US has stepped up sanctions to the point where they are strangling the country.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi government's demand for US troops to leave the country reflects widespread popular opinion. Despite massive demonstrations against the US troops, Trump has refused to withdraw them. The anti-war movement needs to be preparing for further action to avert another major war in the Middle East.