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Kurdish party vows to intensify anti-Iranian regime campaign

By Rudaw 13/9/2018
Kurds clean up their party headquarters, damaged in a deadly Iranian missile strike last weekend. Photo: Safin Hamed/AFP
Kurds clean up their party headquarters, damaged in a deadly Iranian missile strike last weekend. Photo: Safin Hamed/AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iran’s missile strike on Kurdish party headquarters in Koya will not deter the PDKI from their cause, said the party’s chief in his first public statement since the attack last Saturday. 

“The more severe the oppression, the more determined will the Kurdish nation become in resisting it,” said Mustafa Hijri, leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), in comments published by the party. 

He vowed to intensify their Rasan campaign of military action and civilian protests. 

Many others have tried to “destroy Kurdistan,” he said, but “the Kurdish struggle gained in strength over time and today Kurdistan is more determined than ever to achieve liberty.”

Seventeen people were killed and over 40 injured in the missile strikes on the PKDI and KDP-I. Members of their leadership are among the casualties. 

The commander of Iran’s IRGC said the attack was a message to their enemies. 

The US condemned the missile strike and Britain’s ambassador to Baghdad said Iraq should not be dragged into tensions between Washington and Tehran. 

Iran’s economy has faltered under renewed American sanctions imposed when US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal. A second round of sanctions will hit Iran’s crucial oil industry in November. 

Hijri called for Kurdish parties to unite “at a time when the Iranian regime is on the verge of collapse.”

Comments

 
Smart Poorsians | 13/9/2018
And the skeptics said it wouldn't work. First of all it scared the bejesus outta of Kurds, I mean look how all the Kurdish opposition groups immediately ceased their activities! KRG handed all of them over, Kurdish nationalism got a huge blow! and most Kurds respect, admire and love Iran now. Mission accomplished! Good job :), you sure showed them, well done.
Yassir Fekaiki
Yassir Fekaiki | 13/9/2018
go on then, lets see Talabani and Barzani fight iran
Peshmerga | 14/9/2018
Kurdish nation will never be defeated victory
Outsider | 17/9/2018
Cannot see any pics of the Iranian victims of PDKI's military actions... what about them?
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