Sunday, July 25, 2010

Iran requests Iraq to fight PJAK

Saturday, 24 July 2010

TEHRAN, Iran – Hussein Zolfoqari, the leader of Iranian army, has stated that PJAK’s guerrillas are the biggest issue for Iranian Authorities who are in the artificial borders of south of Kurdistan.

Hussein Zolfeqari continued and alleged: “if Iraqi government have any requests from us, they must first solve the problems we face from their border.” He also announced that there are many PJAK guerrillas’ in both East and South of Kurdistan.

He stated: “due to the reason that Kurdistan region, in the north of Iraq, is not under control of Iraqi government PJAK’s guerrillas are settled there.”

Zolfaqari mentioned that Iran does not have any difficulties in north of Kurdistan since both Iran and Turkey have co-operated well against the Kurds especially the guerrillas.

The Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) was founded in 2004 as the result of the systematic and continuous oppression of the Kurdish nation by the Iranian government. PJAK upholds the libertarian ideology of Apoism which advocates an ecological-democratic society with gender equality. PJAK’s main goal is to democratise Iranian system and to create a democratic con-federation for the long- oppressed Kurds.

Its initial objective is to limit and change the authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran and to democratise it in four fundamental areas; the nation, society, citizenship and to evolve the state into a self-governing institution able to deliver public services and to maintain public security.

For the past 6 years PJAK has been the most influential organisation of the Kurdish population in the Eastern Kurdistan and has the strongest popular support in this part of the Kurdistan. Three particular dynamics forces namely women, students and the youths have been increasingly joining PJAK with the aims of transforming their society. Women constitute more than 48% PJAK’s membership from the bottom to the leadership of the organisation.