The fact of assassination of a man in a consulate of a country, namely the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, once again highlights the hypocrisy of the imperialists and their governments.

In the words … there is an international outrage over the murder, “disappointment”, calls to shed light on the case, demands for European countries to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia, ministerial meetings, threats of “strict punishment” against Saudi Arabia and sanctions.

In practice … The German government has so far approved arms sales to Saudi Arabia with a total value of almost half a billion euros and at the same time the Spanish parliament voted against the cancellation of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister of Canada considered “extremely difficult” the cancellation of arms sale contract to Saudi Arabia, the French president refused to answer about the possible suspension of arms sales to Saudi Arabia. In the US, president Trump and American military monopolies do not want to stop the 120 billion dollar order for weapon systems to the undemocratic and anachronistic regime of the Saudi Arabian Monarchy.

The words of the imperialists are of no value! Whatever they say, what really matters to them is the continuation of their profitability, especially if the business is as profitable as the sale of arms to kill the peoples! The WFTU affiliates and friends continue the struggle for the abolition of the exploitation of man by man, for a world without imperialist interventions and wars, for the dissolution of NATO and all imperialist mechanisms.

The Secretariat


World Federation of Trade Unions