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Iran counters ‘Maximum Pressure’ by reaching out to the Kurds

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The author well explains #Iran’s incentives to reach out to its Kurdish foes; however, it is not clear in this piece why the Kurdish political leaders would concede to an alleged meeting with the regime never been so desperate. I … Continue reading

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VOA: Kurdish Rebels, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Renew Decades-old Conflict

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July 13, 2016 Sirwan Kajjo Mehdi Jedinia Kurdish rebels have been clashing with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard since mid-June in an area along the Iran-Iraq border, according to Iran’s state TV. Videos on social media also allegedly show Iran shelling positions … Continue reading

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Iran’s Rojhelat Mourn the Loss of Their Leader with Public Strikes

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Following Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan’s (PDKI) call to stage a general strike across Rojhelat (Eastern Kurdistan) in Iran to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou, eye witnesses report of massive response to PDKI’s call.  Major Kurdish cities such as Sine … Continue reading

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Call for General Strike on 27th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou

PDKI.ORG July 13, 2016, marks the 27th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou by Iranian diplomats in Vienna, Austria. PDKI has in the past called on the Kurdish people in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan to stage general strikes to commemorate … Continue reading

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PDKI Deputy Leader: We have always been fighting against the Islamic Republic.

If we wait to see unity, a ripe situation & all met means to continue our struggle in #Rojhelat it means never #Iran pic.twitter.com/dG0cj4RHHQ — Sharif Behruz (@sharif_behruz) July 11, 2016

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UNPO Roundly Condemns Iranian Military Aggression and Shelling of Civilian Villages in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan

UNPO Brussels, 8 July 2016 – The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) strongly condemns Iran’s increasing military aggressions in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan. After 15 June 2016, the situation in this region has been spiralling out of control as … Continue reading

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Continued clashes between PDKI Peshmerga and IRGC Terror Group, Two Peshmergas Martyred

PDKI Following ten days of clashes in the Sawlawa region of Mariwan, clashes continued on Tuesday in the village of Boriar. Two of our brave Peshmergas, Kawa Jawanmard and Sarkawt Samadi, fought a large force of Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guards, … Continue reading

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Why Iranian Kurdish party is stepping up fight against Tehran

Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor ERBIL, Iraq — The leader of a major Iranian Kurdish party has vowed to gradually step up his group’s fight against Iranian security forces, as the group ends almost two decades of a unilateral cease-fire with … Continue reading

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PDKI and PKK Abrupt Clashes Kill and Injure Several

Kurdpa: Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK guerilla fighters, attack teams of PDKI Peshmargas in Eastern Kurdistan mountainous areas. On Friday, PDKI leadership informed the media of the siege of a team of their Peshmargas in the hands of PKK fighters. Mohammad … Continue reading

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What are Iran’s Goals in Iraq?

By: Mustafa Hijri pdki.org Currently, Iranian forces alongside with Shiite militias, who are funded and controlled by Iran, are fighting the Islamic State in Tikrit and other places in Iraq. The Islamic State, or Daesh, gained international attention following the … Continue reading

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TEV-DEM and ENKS from Rojava visited PDKI

from pdki.org On October 26, a joint delegation representing TEV-DEM and ENKS from Syrian Kurdistan visited the PDKI’s headquarters to discuss recent progress made with respect to Kurdish unity. PDKI’s leader Mustafa Hijri received the delegation. Mr. Hijri praised their … Continue reading

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PDKI and Komala reject claims of having negotiated with Iran

By pdki.org On October 7, 2014, Iranian intelligence minister Mahmoud Alawi appeared before the parliament and claimed that his ministry had negotiated with the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and Komala. PDKI and Komala immediately issued a statement, describing … Continue reading

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Iran’s Kurds: A Possible Gateway to Political and Democratic Change?

  UNPO Brussels, 30 September 2014 – Justice for Iran’s Kurds was the title and overarching theme of a conference jointly organised by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the International Network of Iranian Kurdistan Human Rights (INIKHR), … Continue reading

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Mustafa Hijri: “Iran’s military doctrine is aggressive, not defensive”

pdki.org In an article, published on PDKI’s official website Kurdistanmedia.org, Kurdish leader Mustafa Hijri raises questions on a classified Defense Department assessment on Iran’s military doctrine. The Pentagon report, delivered to Congress on July 7, has leaked to the press. … Continue reading

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Iran’s Kurdish leader: Iraq’s crisis, an extension of Iran’s destructive policies

In an interview with the Kurdish weekly Levin, Kurdish leader and PDKI Secretary-General Mustafa Hijri addressed recent political developments in Iraq and, in particular, the question of independence for South (Iraqi) Kurdistan. According to Mr. Hijri, the unfolding crisis in … Continue reading

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