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For a working-class strategy against the imperialist repartition of the Middle East!

11 May 2018

US imperialism, in concert with its junior partner, Israel, has launched an across-the-board military, diplomatic, and economic offensive against Iran.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from the UN Security Council-sanctioned Iran nuclear accord and would unilaterally enforce the “highest level” of global “economic sanctions against Iran.” In doing so, Trump snubbed Washington’s traditional European allies and brazenly dismissed their warnings that he was lighting the fuse for military conflagration across the Middle East.

Wednesday night, more than two dozen Israeli warplanes, as well as Israeli surface-to-surface missiles, struck Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard positions across Syria, where they, along with Russian forces, have played a pivotal role in opposing the eight-year, US-sponsored insurgency against Bashar al-Assad and his Baathist regime.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman boasted yesterday that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had “hit almost all of the Iranian infrastructure in Syria.” There are conflicting reports, but the Syrian Human Rights Observatory says the Israeli attack killed at least 24 people, most of them “foreign fighters.”

The aim of Washington’s new offensive against Iran is regime-change in Tehran and the neo-colonial subjugation of the Iranian people. Trump has himself highlighted this. He has reshuffled the top personnel of his administration in recent weeks to place longtime advocates of war with Iran, like National Security Adviser John Bolton, in key positions. In Tuesday’s speech renouncing the Iran nuclear accord, he once again sang the praises of pre-1979 Iran, when the…

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