The message Iran wants to send to Western governments and public opinion is to never consider promoting democracy in the Middle East and, in particular, in Iran itself. By destabilizing Iraq, Tehran wanted to make sure that democracy promotion ushers in instability.
In an interview with the Kurdish weekly Levin, Kurdish leader and PDKI Secretary-General Mustafa Hijri addressed recent political developments in Iraq and, in particular, the question of independence for South (Iraqi) Kurdistan.
The PDKI’s party leader, Mustafa Hijri met with Kurdistan Regional Government’s deputy prime minister, Imad Ahmed. During the meeting the current situation in Iran and Hassan Rouhani’s change in tone were discussed in the meeting.
Asked about his party’s position on armed struggle, Mr. Hijri reiterated in the interview with Wala Press that the PDKI has not abandoned armed struggle, but has halted guerilla warfare because regional conditions no longer favor it. He said that they still believe in armed struggle.
In a recent interview with Anadolu Agency, Mustafa Hijri, General-Secretary of PDKI, outlined his party’s approach to negotiations with Iran. Mr. Hijiri stressed that the PDKI’s decades-long struggle aims to ultimately bring about favorable conditions for negotiations with the central government in Iran for the peaceful and just resolution of the Kurdish issue.
Real change in Iran’s policies, whether in the domestic realm or internationally, is to be expected only if this regime is replaced by a democratic government. Only such a regime will be able to have genuinely constructive relations with the outside world.
Kurdish leader Mustafa Hijri expresses his concern over a possible deal with Iran in a letter to President Obama and other world leaders. “Iranians struggling for freedom in their country, and especially the Kurdish people, are concerned that a deal over the nuclear program with the dictatorship in Tehran could be made at the expense of human rights and democracy,” Hjiri writes in his letter.
In a recent interview with the Kurdish daily Hawlati, Mustafa Hijri, General Secretary of Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), addressed issues pertaining to the current situation in Iran, the prospects of the popular uprising in Syria, the political impasse in Iraq, and other related matters. Below, pdki.org provides its English-speaking readers with a brief summary of the major themes of the interview.
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