By Zuber Hewrami
WASHINGTON DC – As the world inches closer to an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, Iranian Kurds feel that it is time the international community, particularly America paid attention to their cause.
“The US and the West in general do not have a set and specific policy on the Kurds as a nation, let alone in each part of Kurdistan, even to this day,” Sharif Behruz, the representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) in Canada told Rudaw.
“There is special interest in the Kurdish issue in Iraq and Turkey in Western capitals, primarily because of the dynamics of the states they are under,” he said.
Behruz believes that non-Kurdish Iranian opposition groups try to monopolize any approach to the West, although with their limited resources the Kurds have built on decades of struggle for their freedom in Iran.
“Kurds and their opposition groups in Iran have proven that, like the Kurds in other parts, they can be a tangible force for meaningful change in the interest of peace, stability and democracy in Iran and in the region,” Behruz said.
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