Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:
[Dutch coalition] government party D66
the least right wing in the four party government
wants a new look at the Dutch military mission in the street of Hormuz. D66 MP Sjoerd Sjoerdsma writes that on Twitter. At the end of this month, a frigate is supposed to leave for the waters near Iran to protect oil tankers, but Sjoerdsma fears that the liquidation of the Iranian general will lead to escalations in the region. …
The Socialist Party even wants complete scrapping of the mission. The opposition party was already against it. “And sending a Dutch warship to the Strait of Hormuz has only become more unwise under these circumstances”, said SP MP Karabulut.
Meanwhile, the racist pro-Trump politician Geert Wilders of the PVV party applauds Trump’s lethal attack on Baghdad, Iraq international airport.
TOP SENATE DEMOCRAT RECEIVED NO NOTICE OF U.S. STRIKE The Trump administration did not inform Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) before its strike in Iraq against Iranian military leader Qassem Suleimani, an aide told HuffPost. Schumer is a member of the “Gang of Eight” lawmakers whom presidents traditionally keep updated about sensitive national security issues. [HuffPost]
Iran is already suffering from crippling economic, banking and monetary sanctions that have devasted its economy. Any war on Iran will inevitably strengthen the grip of the theocratic regime and thus weaken the people’s struggle for human and democratic rights and social justice. The ADPSD holds that there can be no solution to the crisis in the Middle East while a number of countries remain involved in “devastating proxy wars for domination and for the furtherance of the influence of reactionary regimes including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran.” The ADPSD is calling on all supporters of peace and detente to demand an end to the militarisation of the region and an immediate halt to further military action: here.