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A burning vehicle that was destroyed in the airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport that killed Qasem Soleimani and others on 3 January 2020 - Photograph: Wikipedia

We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned over the extremely serious and dangerous escalation of recent conflict between the US and Iran.

Donald Trump’s reckless assassination of Qasseem Solemeini was an act of war and a provocation to escalate tensions in the region into another full-scale war.

Since 2018, the Trump administration has withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran.

Now it goes further by inviting military retaliation from Iran with the assassinations of Iranian top officials. Donald Trump even threatened to attack 52 targets in Iran and impose sanctions on Iraq.

We shall not forget that how the US-led war on Afghanistan and Iraq over the last two decades had brought extreme terror, devastation, misery and suffering to millions of people in the region. The war on Iran and another military conflict in Iraq will only exacerbate and worsen the situation.

We call for:

  • an end to the belligerent actions and war-mongering rhetoric coming from the US
  • the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
  • restraint on the part of both Iran and the US to avoid another war in the Middle East region
  • an end to sanctions on Iran
  • the closing down of all US foreign military bases

Endorsed by:

  1. Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM)
  2. Agora Society
  3. Aliran
  4. Amateur
  5. Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim)
  6. Bantu Misi Kemanusiaan Antarabangsa
  7. Baramkini
  8. Belia Harmony
  9. Beyond Borders Malaysia
  10. Borneo Komrad
  11. G25
  12. Gerak
  13. Gerakan Mahasiswa Maju UPM
  14. Gerakan Pembebasan Akademik (GPA)
  15. Happy Learning Books
  16. Horas
  17. Ideal
  18. Johor Yellow Flame (JYF)
  19. Justice for Sisters
  20. Kesatuan Melayu Nasional (KMN)
  21. Kipidap
  22. KLSCAH Youth
  23. Liberasi
  24. Malaysia Muda
  25. Martabat Jalinan Muhibbah Malaysia (MJMM)
  26. Nadi Mahasiswa Malaysia
  27. Negeri Sembilan Chinese Assembly Hall Youth Section
  28. Our Journey
  29. Parti Murba
  30. Pemuda PSM/PSM Youth
  31. Perak Civic Forum
  32. Persatuan Amal Progresif Malaysia
  33. Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia (PKPIM)
  34. Persatuan Komuniti Prihatin Selangor dan KL
  35. Persatuan Tiong Hua Negeri Sembilan
  36. Persekutuan Persatuan-persatuan Lembaga Pengurus Sekolah Cina Malaysia (Dong Zong)
  37. Pertubuhan Permata Perpaduan Islam (MAP)
  38. Pertubuhan Solidariti Hijau Kuantan
  39. Sahabat Rakyat
  40. Save Malaysia Stop Lynas
  41. Sejagat Malaysia
  42. Serumpun Malaysia
  43. Suaram
  44. Sunflower Electoral Education Movement (Seed)
  45. Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy
  46. Tenaganita
  47. UTM-MJIIT Voices
  48. Socialist Alliance, Australia
  49. Europe solidaire sans frontières (ESSF), France
  50. Konfederasi Pergerakan Rakyat Indonesia (KPRI)/Confederation of Indonesian People’s Movement, Indonesia
  51. Partai Rakyat Pekerja (PRP)/Working People’s Party, Indonesia
  52. Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee, Pakistan
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