The PDKI struggles to attain Kurdish national rights within a federal and democratic Iran. Since there are other nations in Iran, the PDKI supports their struggle to achieve their national rights and regards them as strategic allies in pursuit of ending dictatorship and brining about a federal democracy that reflects the rights and interest of the country’s diverse national communities. To this end, the PDKI co-founded the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI) with organizations representing the Azeri, Balouchi, Turkmen, and Arab nations in Iran. CNFI, which is one of the main opposition groups to the sectarian theocracy in Iran, believes that a federal system of government would accommodate the different nationalities’ quest for self-rule within a free, united and democratic Iran.
The PDKI is a democratic socialist party and is a member of the Socialist International (SI). For us, democratic socialism entails the belief that all human beings, whether as individuals or as members of nations, should be free and equal in all spheres of life. The PDKI’s policies on economic, political and social issues are based on these beliefs.