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East Kurdistan Defence Forces rejects accusation of terrorism

January 14, 2011

The following article is reprinted with permission from Firat News Agency (ANF).

East Kurdistan Defence Forces rejects accusation of terrorism
©  Firat News Agency
January 14, 2011

East Kurdistan Defence Forces (HRK), announced in a formal statement that only legitimate self-preservation would guarantee the lives of Kurdish people from the Iranian state terrorism.

HRK also condemned the statement of Iraqi Foreign Minster in which he claimed the Free Life Party of Kurdistan is a terrorist organisation.

HRK claimed that such statement is an attempt to bolster the Iranian influences in Iraq and South Kurdistan and would lead to the debilitation of the Kurdish position in Iraq with negative consequences for all parts of Kurdistan.

In the statement HRK underlines that “during the visit of Iranian Foreign Minster Ali Akber Salehi with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari in 5th January, the Kurdish resistance movement led by the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) was labelled as “terrorist”.” Rejecting this label HRK underlines that it has been the “consideration of the Kurdish issue from the prism of security by the Iranian state” to drift “the Kurdish question away from the sphere of politics and pushed into a military zone. Conduct of the Iranian regime in Kurdistan too well fit with the conduct of a military regime. Such a phenomenon had already been in the place prior to the emergence of our party in 2004. It has resulted in violence and hostility in Kurdistan and our nation has suffered great losses with great number of martyrs.”

To conclude, the statement also “condemns the declaration by Iraqi Foreign Minster Hoshyar Zebari, against our freedom movement. We regard such statements as an attempt to bolster the Iranian influences in Iraq and South Kurdistan, which in turn, would lead to the debilitation of the Kurdish position in Iraq with negative consequences for all parts of Kurdistan.”

ANF NEWS AGENCY

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