The ITUC calls on the governments of the US and Iran to put people and the values of peace and human rights above
aggression and threats of war.
US President Donald Trump's reckless order to assassinate Qasem Soleimani, leader of Iran's notorious Revolutionary
Guard, poses an imminent threat to world peace. In its response, the Iranian regime has announced that it will reverse
crucial parts of the Iran nuclear agreement and retaliate against the USA.
Reaction inside Iran has strengthened the regime's grip on the country despite the Revolutionary Guard initiating recent
repression of Iranian citizens taking part in massive public protests which resulted in the killing of hundreds of
people and the injuring of many more.
The ITUC condemns the use of assassination by drones or any other means in place of negotiation and diplomacy. Threats
from both the US and Iran risk spiralling into a major conflict, which would have severe consequences beyond the two
People across the world are increasingly in despair over attacks on their rights, the denial of decent work, the ravages
of climate change and armed conflict.
The ITUC calls on all governments to urge restraint and press for dialogue and negotiation instead of armed conflict, in
the interests of peace
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) represents 200 million members of 332 affiliates in 163 countries and
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