Don't Attack Iran Motion - June 2019
This branch notes:
That the US is on the verge of war with Iran, escalating a dangerous situation in the Middle East to the brink of a regional war.
That this is part of the policy of regime change advocated by John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, Trump's two senior foreign policy officials.
That the wars pursued by our government, following the US’ lead, have been opposed by the majority of the population who want to see a change in UK foreign policy.
That the so-called special relationship has helped to tie Britain to a failed and damaging foreign policy.
This branch believes:
Rather than falling in line with the Trump administration's dangerous brinkmanship, the British government should be calling for restraint and de-escalation and explicitly ruling out military options.
That Britain needs a new, independent, foreign policy based on co-operation and diplomacy. That such a policy would end the waste of billions of pounds that would be better spent on welfare, education and the NHS.
That the anti-war movement has played an important role in creating anti-war opinion in this country and strengthening the movement is essential to achieving a change in foreign policy.
This branch resolves:
- To demand the government opposes military action on Iran.
- To affiliate to Stop the War Coalition.
- To promote an independent foreign policy based on diplomacy and cooperation rather than military aggression.