Tag : Iraq

In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney
01 Apr
2:07

In Pictures: Meeting with the Canadian Defence Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney

On March 20, 2015, at the request of the Office of Canada’s Defence Ministry, a delegation of Canadian Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan met the Minister, Mr. Jason Kenney. At the meeting, the Member of Parliament  for Mississauga-Streetsville, Mr. Brad Butt was also present.  So far, Brad has made several…

What are Iran’s Goals in Iraq?
22 Mar
4:12

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 seizure of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. However, more than…

Former Iraqi Shitte Cleric MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din: There are thousands of mosques that incite youth to join ISIS
21 Feb
12:50

Former Iraqi Shitte Cleric MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din: There are thousands of mosques that incite youth to join ISIS

In a recent TV interview, former Iraqi MP Ayad Jamal Al-Din called for the establishment of a civil state in Iraq based on man-made law and equality, rather than on Islamic jurisprudence, as the only way to combat ISIS. He further said that there were thousands of mosques in the…

Iran’s Kurdish leader: Iraq’s crisis, an extension of Iran’s destructive policies
10 Sep
3:24

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 Iraq is the result of the sectarian policies of the…