ISL the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 21.9.2022
Protests have erupted across Iran in recent days after a 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini died while being held by the morality police for violating the country’s strictly enforced Islamic dress code. The 22-year old from the small town of Saghes in the western province of Kurdistan had been on a visit to Tehran with her brother last week.
She was arrested by the authorities last Tuesday, for allegedly not covering her hair with the Islamic headscarf, known as hijab, which is mandatory for Iranian women. Just a couple of hours after her arrest, she was hospitalized.
Police said on Thursday that Amini was taken to a hospital after she allegedly had a heart attack while in custody.
“An Iranian governor has confirmed the first fatalities during protests over the death in police custody of a young woman named Mahsa Amini – but the governor has said the three individuals were killed by anti-establishment elements” (1)
If you believed the Zionist lie that the Palestinians possibly killed the American –Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh you can believe the statement of the governor that has said the three individuals were killed by anti-establishment elements that the protesters died by anti-establishment elements.
“Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, who departed for New York on Monday to address the UN General Assembly, has ordered an investigation and vowed to pursue the case in a phone call with Amini’s family. He also offered his condolences, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. “Your daughter was like my daughter,” the president reportedly said.” (2)
Very nice but empty words.
“Mass protests flared up in Amini’s home province of Kurdistan express their anger and grief, chanting slogans such as “Death to the dictator.” (3)
“A photo that went viral on the internet shows the bedridden Amini with swollen black eyes and bleeding ears. Many Iranian women, both young and old, could relate to it as they face daily humiliation and abuse in the hands of authorities because of the mandatory hijab.” (4)
Iran is not an imperialist state but a semi colony of regional power. For this reason when it comes to clashes between Iran and the US or Israel we stand on the side of Iran but when it comes to clashes between the reactionary regime and the people off Iran and Syria we are on the side of the people. Iran is also on the side of Russian imperialism in the warof Russian imperialism against the heroic people of the Ukraine which is another important reason to be against the Iranian regime.
Iran is oil producer and in position to improve its demands from Western Imperialism for the nuclear deal.
“Oil prices rose on Wednesday triggered by declining prospects of an Iran deal while an estimated increase in US crude oil inventories capped further price upticks, raising demand woes. International benchmark Brent crude traded at $92.91 per barrel increase from the closing price of $90.62 a barrel in the previous trading session. American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI), trading at $86.17 per barrel at the same time, gained 2.66% after the previous session closed at $83.94 a barrel.
The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday said he does not expect a breakthrough in reviving the Iran nuclear deal this week”… At the same time, he stressed, that they were and “are still close” to getting a final result because he does “not see a better solution than the one we have proposed.”
The Iran nuclear deal – officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – was signed in 2015 by Iran, the US, China, Russia, France, UK, Germany, and EU.
Under the agreement, Tehran committed to limit its nuclear activity to civilian purposes and in return, world powers agreed to drop their economic sanctions against Iran.
Under former President Donald Trump, the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Iran, prompting Tehran to stop complying with the nuclear deal. In August, Borrell presented a proposal on lifting US sanctions while ensuring Iran’s compliance with nuclear requirements Lingering fears of a global recession leading to weak oil demand further increased after the American Petroleum Institute (API) announced late Tuesday its estimate of a rise of over 1 million barrels in US crude oil inventories, relative to the market expectation of a 2.3 million-barrel fall”. (5)
Down with Iran’s reactionary regime, for a socialist revolution!
Down with Western and Eastern imperialism!
Down with Israel the imperialist state of the settler colonialist!