The Socialist Workers Party on the Iran-Iraq war, 1987

Support: Ayatollah Khomeini

Brief extracts from Socialist Worker, which illustrate the SWP's support for Iran during the Iran-Iraq war.

“we have no choice but to support the Khomeini regime”

"...it would be wrong to strike...

“socialists should not call for the disruption of military supplies to the front… should not support actions which could lead to the collapse of the military effort”

Socialist Worker - 28/11/87

Comments

martinh
Sep 12 2008 19:03

Someone I knew resigned from the SWP over this. When he pressed the argument within his party branch they ended up basically saying "Iraq started it".

Regards,

Martin

Steven.
Sep 14 2008 00:23

That's a mature analysis...