Tudeh Party of Iran

The Tudeh Party of Iran has learned that, on the eve of parliamentary elections in Iraq, the Iraqi Communist Party’s office in Najaf was the target of an attack by armed groups in the early hours of Friday 5 February, which resulted in a serious fire and extensive damage to the fraternal party’s premises. Fortunately, no one was physically hurt in the attack. The Tudeh Party of Iran categorically condemns this [cowardly] attack – reminiscent of attacks by thugs and mobs on our party’s offices in the difficult years after the [Iranian] Revolution – which has no purpose but to crush the forces of peace and progress. The general strategy of the Iraqi Communist Party has always been to maintain peace and order, to defend democratic rights and freedoms against dark-minded forces, and to counter divisiveness and sectarianism in Iraqi politics and society. Iraqi comrades have firmly defended and actively…

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The Tudeh Party of Iran strongly condemns the armed attack on the office of the Iraqi Communist Party in Najaf