The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Against Sanctions on Iran
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its strong opposition to the fresh round of sanctions imposed by the Untied States on Iran. These unilateral sanctions are aimed at Iran’s financial system and economy. These come in the wake of the continuing threats to resort to military action against Iran.
These unilateral sanctions should not find acceptance in the international community. The UPA government must break its silence and speak out against the US stance towards Iran. The Government of India should clearly state that such sanctions will not be applied by India. This is necessary as in the recent period the United States has sought to get Indian companies to fall in line to comply with its sanctions and prohibition of trade and economic ties with Iran.