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Solidarity with Iran

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SI - Solidarity with Iran!

Whereas, the escalating sanctions and threats of military intervention against Iran are intended to deprive the Iranian people of their internationally recognized right to live as an independent and free nation;

Whereas, the sanctions and threats are clear violations of Article 2 of the UN Charter, according to which member states must "refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state";

Whereas, the United States is unequivocally obligated under the bilateral 1981 Algiers Treaty to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Iran; Whereas. sanctions often pave the way to war;

Whereas, Iran, as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has an "inalienable right" to develop and use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes; Whereas, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, there is no evidence to back up the charge that Iran is "planning to produce nuclear weapons";

Whereas, the hegemonic lobbies that portray Iran as a threat to peace today also lied about imaginary weapons of mass destruction in Iraq to convince the public that war was necessary; The people of the world cannot allow such a crime against humanity.

Therefore, I (We) join with all who stand for justice, peace, sovereignty and self determination in raising my (our) voice to demand:

 - Lift economic sanctions against Iran.

 - Recognize the right of Iran to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

 - Stop military threats against Iran.


SI - Solidarity with Iran! This petition was initiated by the House of Latin America (HOLA), an Iranian NGO ( This online version has been posted by the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality of Richmond, Virginia (, to support this important international effort. In the U.S., the petition also is being promoted by the American Iranian Friendship Committee, the ANSWER Coalition and the International Action Center.


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