Trump’s threat of retaliation for easing restrictions on the export of vital generic drugs including Hydroxychloroquine is a plain attempt at arm twisting. The government’s capitulation to this brazen blackmail undermines the vital concerns in our battle against the viral pandemic. This also signals yet another surrender to US interests.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) hails the protest this visit of US President Trump. The BJP government must heed this voice of the people and not succumb to US pressures.
The Polit Bureau on the Modi government to disapprove of the US action. The government should make it clear that it will not support any sanctions against Iran and will maintain full economic and trade ties with Iran and not succumb to US pressures.
It is clear that Donald Trump is pursuing the US administration’s policy of military interventions violating the sovereignty of independent countries by interfering in their internal affairs which is reprehensible under international law and conduct.
This attack has shaken the Indian community residing in the US. The Indian government has to immediately take up the issue with the US government, ensure that the guilty are punished and seek an assurance that such incidents will not recur.
Report on Political Developments
Since the Last Central Committee Meeting
(Adopted at the Central Committee Meeting held on
January 06-08, 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram)