From the International Report delivered to the CPGB-ML’s central committee on 4 March.
Israel is stepping up its threats to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, which, it says, are now being buried deep underground, which will make them invulnerable unless measures are taken very soon to put them out of action. There has been speculation in the media on the question of whether Israel will therefore mount bombing raids on Iran.
In actual fact, Israel would not be able to do the job without support and assistance from the US, and the US is hesitant to involve itself in this action because of the considerable harm that Iran is in a position to do to its interests.
In the meantime, parliamentary elections took place on Friday 2 March, with Iranians being urged to vote in order to shown the western powers that they “cannot resist the will” of the Iranian nation. Western imperialism, on the other hand, is looking at the election for any signs of demoralisation among the Iranian population (brought about by sanctions) that they might be able to exploit.