Following Soleimani Assassination, Center for Constitutional Rights Condemns Terrifying Replay of Fraudulent Grounds for War and Inevitable Human Suffering

January 3, 2020, New York – In response to the Trump administration’s aggression in Iraq and Iran and the assassination of Iranian military Commander Qassim Soleimani, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:

In a terrifying replay of the fraudulent grounds for starting wars in Iraq and continuing them across the globe, the Trump administration has, with characteristic callousness towards human suffering, taken another step in the pursuit of endless war. While we have seen, and should always be alarmed when a president of the United States justifies unlawful military aggression and demands public loyalty for false patriotism, our communities are particularly threatened by a desperate Trump administration seeking to advance its authoritarian agenda: repressing dissent and opposition, surveilling and criminalizing immigrants, and rewarding corporate entities who profit from war-making and human devastation. It is the people of Iran, Iraq, and throughout the region who have and will continue to endure the untold violence of U.S. militarism, as well as the multiple other forces repressing their just struggles for liberation. The Center for Constitutional Rights reiterates the call to end all war and expresses our solidarity and commitment to the people of Iran, Iraq, and around the world demanding justice, human rights, and self-determination. 

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January 3, 2020