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Iranian shelling is “frank” response to Kurdish group’s military activity, says official

By Rudaw 26/6/2016
Iranian artillery guns. AP file photo.
Iranian artillery guns. AP file photo.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—A top Kurdish diplomat in Tehran says the bombardment of Kurdistan Region’s border areas by the Iranian artillery is a “frank” response to Kurdish groups’ military campaigns inside the Islamic Republic.

Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) representative in Tehran, Nazim Dabbagh, told Rudaw that the Iranian officials had told him the attacks would continue as long as the country’s Kurdish groups sustained their military activities inside Iran.


“Under a previous KRG agreement with both the Iranian government and its armed Kurdish opposition factions, no military activity should take place against Iran from the Kurdistan Region,” Dabbagh told Rudaw Sunday.

“The deal also makes clear that Iran should not shell KRG border areas either. But apparently this agreement has been violated,” he added.

Iranian artillery started shelling remote areas inside the Kurdistan Region, which Tehran said were harboring Peshmerga fighters loyal to the Iranian Kurdish parties.

At least 5 people were injured in bordering areas close to the townships of Haj Omran and Sidakan in an artillery raid which began in the early hours of Sunday morning and continued throughout the day.

After almost two decades of non-military campaigns, the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) decided earlier this year to resume its decades-long bid for self-rule in the country.  

The KDPI, which is based mainly in the Kurdistan Region, announced it will take its fight closer to the Kurdish areas in Iran after years of non-violent struggle outside Iranian Kurdistan.

Since the early 1990s the KDPI, which is considered the main Kurdish political armed group in Iran, has ended all its military operations against the Iranian army largely due to arrangements reached between Tehran and Erbil, which basically prohibit attacks on Iran from the Kurdish, controlled territories in Iraq.

At least six Peshmerga soldiers were killed in last week’s clashes between the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (Pasdaran) and the KDPI forces in Qarasaqli village near Shino in Western Iran which also resulted in the deaths of four of the Pasdaran forces.

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Iranian nationalist | 26/6/2016
As I told, these groups operate because the puppets of Turkey, US and Israel told them so. As long as they attack Iran, Iran should hit the source which is in Northern Iraq.
Noshirvan | 26/6/2016
We have to be careful just because a "Kurdish" group picks up arm and attacks a neighboring country does not mean it is in the interest of Kurdistan otherwise ISIS is also good for Arab or Islamic causes which is not.
Flaminco | 26/6/2016
Frank response? they are all lowlife cowards! they can't face our Peshmerga in battle so they she'll Kurdish villages indiscriminately to terrorise the population. All the victims were civilians, most of them children!
Frank | 27/6/2016
A top Kurdish diplomat in Tehran says the bombardment of Kurdistan Region’s border areas by the Iranian artillery is a “frank” response to Kurdish groups’ military campaigns inside the Islamic Republic.
Kurdish Pride | 28/6/2016
@Noshirvan, are you comparing kurdish fighters to ISIS. Where is your Kurdish pride.
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