UMMI’s Statement for Peace
Global capitalism needs a war to get out of its self-created crisis and would not hesitate to sacrifice Iranian and American youth in imposing the cost of its economic downturn onto the countries of the Persian Gulf and the Middle East.
The warmongers, if they succeed, would destroy the independence and economy of our country and, to achieve this, would not hesitate to condemn the children of Iranian and American workers and toilers to the killing fields. The silent war of economic and banking sanctions, which has been waged for more than a year now, kills Iranian families quietly. Foodstuff is becoming more expensive by the day while unemployment increases apace. We know that the war will destroy the workers’ struggle for better conditions and put those calling for reforms and improvement behind prison bars, providing the usurpers with rich pickings at the expense of workers.
In order to prevent the destruction of the towns and villages of the country and for the protection of the lives of the children of the Iranian and American workers and toilers, who will be the ultimate victims of the profit grab of global and domestic capitalism, the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) calls on all peace lovers to use all their power to block the path of war and expose and condemn the warmongers.
We call on all trade unions across the world to prevent the governments of their countries from joining this war as well as the imposition of more sanctions on Iran.
We call on the leadership of the IndustriALL Global Union to become fully involved in this arena of struggle, to call upon all its trade union affiliates to urgently launch campaigns and demonstrations, and through the necessary coordination of these efforts to pressurise the warmongers so that the flames of war can never arise.
The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran extends its hand in peace to all peace-loving forces in Iran and across the world and will employ its full strength to isolate domestic warmongers and to support the unity of the peace lovers in Iran.
We wish peace and prosperity for all across the world.
The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)
23 June 2019