by Ed Lehman, President, Regina Peace Council
The murders of Iranian General Soleimani and others at Baghdad International Airport on Jan. 3 is an act of war against Iraq and Iran. This action by the U.S. violates the UN Charter and international law. It places the whole world at risk.
The excuses for the U.S. action are as empty as the rationale of “weapons of mass destruction” used to attack, invade, and occupy Iraq.
Millions have died because of American actions in the Middle East. The U.S. has also caused untold suffering by the use of illegal sanctions on Iran in violation of the UN Charter.
This is not the first time the U.S. has assassinated Iranian citizens.
We condemn the support to the American action by the Canadian government.
We call on the Canadian government to withdraw all its forces in Iraq.
Peace can only come from international cooperation, diplomacy and following international law. It will not come from acts of war and murder.