Don’t Attack Iran – pledge
Stop the War is concerned at reports that plans are being drawn up for an attack on Iran. The case being made for war on Iran is based on a series of speculations about ‘undisclosed nuclear-related activities’ reminiscent of the disproven ‘intelligence’ about weapons of mass destruction used to justify the disastrous attack on Iraq. Robert Kelley, a former US weapons scientists who ran the IAEA action team on Iraq at the time of the US-led invasion, said there were worrying parallels between the west’s mistakes over Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction then and the IAEA’s assessment of Iran now. (Guardian, 22nd March). The US and its allies remain silent about Israel’s covert nuclear arsenal, the only one in the Middle East, while they are tightening the campaign of sanctions against Iran without real evidence. Such an attitude, combined with threats of military action, can only serve to isolate and antagonise Iran. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have had disastrous consequences including the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians and the displacement of millions. Any attack on Iran would risk a wave of destruction across the region. We are asking individuals and organizations to sign their names to the following pledge.
I/we am/are deeply concerned by reports that plans are being drawn up for an attack on Iran. I/we am/are opposed to military intervention in Iran whether by the US, UK, Israel or their allies and support the Stop the War Coalition’s campaign to ensure that the British Government does not assist or participate in any such military intervention.
If you support the pledge email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name or the name of your organisation or write to
Stop the War Scotland
c/o The Peace and Justice Centre, St. John’s Church Princes Street, West End, Edinburgh EH2 4BJ