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Kurdish-Iranian opposition tells Trump Tehran’s power must be ‘curtailed’

By Rudaw 14/11/2016
 Mustafa Hijri, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDKI). Photo: Rudaw
Mustafa Hijri, leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (PDKI). Photo: Rudaw
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) on Sunday congratulated Donald Trump for his election victory, while calling for the power of the Iranian government to be curtailed.

“The power of this regime (Iran) has to be curtailed in the region and tough pressure must be placed on it,” said Mustafa Hijri, leader of the PDKI, which calls for the armed overthrow of Iran’s clerical regime.

“Iran has unprecedentedly expanded its authority and identity in the Middle East to cause chaos, destruction and conflict,” Hijri said in a statement.

“I would like to warmly congratulate you,” Hejri said in addressing Trump, while calling for the incoming administration to “recognize the right of Iran’s different nations, including the Kurds.”

With some 2,000 guerrilla fighters based in remote bordering areas of Iran, the PDKI is historically considered the most formidable military organization opposing the Islamic Republic in Tehran. 



 

The party says it still enjoys considerable influence among Kurds in Iran to bring pressure on the government in Tehran, despite a decades-old ceasefire that sent the party into exile in the Kurdistan Region.


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Gerbert d'Aurillac | 14/11/2016
The destruction of Islamist States ofTurkey ,Iran and Raqqa goes throught an underdtanding between USA and Russia.The creation of the State of Greater Kurdistan needs an understanding between Russia and the USA.
DPK | 14/11/2016
Bunch of terrorists killing National Service men... some of them probably Kurds. You are no different to MKO who are hypocrite islamo-marxists... If you are Democratic, why take up arms and fight violently? Every Kurd from Sanandaj to Urumiyeh depends on the central government of Iran and without it will swirl into corrupt subjugation, anarchy, lawlessness and famine just like the Kurds in Turkey, Iraq and Syria.
kick | 14/11/2016
@DPK, go F yourselves, they silenced their guns for more than 20 years but the oppressive policies towards Kurds just kept getting worse in Iran
vlog | 14/11/2016
Trump might come to an agreement with Erdogan but he'll not make a deal with aytollahs. most if not all of the candidates for his new administration are staunchly pro Israeli and anti Iranian..... Erdogan will of course be delighted if Trumps goes after Iran because then he will win in Syria and Iraq. and Putin couldn't care less as long as he gets other deals
PC | 14/11/2016
well the stupid regime could've resolved it's "kurdish problem" a long time ago and as a bonus gain an ally of 40 million kurds in the region, too late now :(

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