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Stop the War Welcomes Corbyn's Promise to Conduct a Peaceful Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON - Stop the War welcomes Jeremy Corbyn's promises on foreign policy in his speech today. Corbyn made clear that there will be no more reckless wars of intervention if Labour gets into power, and he condemned Theresa May's selling of arms to the Saudi regime which is bombing Yemen. His attack on Donald Trump's disregard for human rights, international law and the principles of internationalism, his continued resolve to support the struggle for Palestinian rights and his promise to recognise the state of Palestine as soon as Labour gets into power are all very welcome statements.

Corbyn's anti-war stance is very popular. For example, as a recent YouGov poll has shown, only 14 per cent of the population support Britain's sale of arms to the Saudi dictatorship.

Stop the War Coalition held a very successful fringe meeting at the Labour conference. The turnout to the meeting was so large that scores of people had to be turned away, indicating the breadth of the support of Corbyn supporters for the anti-war movement's message.

Stop the War convenor Lindsey German said 'Jeremy Corbyn's refusal to back dangerous and illegal wars, and to blindly follow on Trump's high road to war with Iran is welcomed by those millions around the world who want peace. We have an anti-war Labour leader - now we need an anti-war government.' 

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