Iraqi Kurdistan president Massoud Barzani
to visit Tehran
Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — Iranian Al-Sharq Daily
reported on Monday that president of Kurdistan
region of Iraq, Massoud Barzani, will visit Tehran
soon to discuss the present situation on the borders
and the question of PJAK members in the area.
"Following Nechirvan Barzani's
visit one week ago, it was decided
that President Barzani will visit Tehran to discuss
these matters," the paper added.
Iraqi Kurdistan Region representative in Tehran
Nazim Omar Dabbagh, said on Monday, that confirms
Barzani's visit to Tehran, Dabbagh made the remarks
in an interview with IRNA.
Iraq's Kurdistan Region representative to Iran Nazim
Barzani's visit to Tehran was scheduled to take
place before Ramadan (Muslim holy month), but it was
delayed for Barzani mother’s death, he said.
“if security is established in the borders,
bilateral trade exchanges between the Iraqi
Kurdistan province and Islamic Republic of Iran will
reach higher than five billion USD".
The Iranian bombardment of Iraqi Kurdistan’s border
areas had continued since more than 2 months,www.ekurd.netkilling and injuring many
Iraqi Kurdish civilians and causing
damage for dozens of houses and agricultural fields.
Iran claims to target hideouts of a separatist
Kurdish group, the Party of a Free Life For
Human Rights Watch said on Friday that it had
evidence that Iran may have
deliberately targeted civilians in its offenisve
against the rebels.
Kurdish local officials and an NGO in early August
reported that more than 200 Iraqi Kurdish families
had been forced from their homes by weeks of Iranian
shelling of separatist rebel bases in Iraqi
The PJAK, or the (Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistane), is a militant Kurdish
nationalist group based in Kurdistan region in
Iraq's north that has been carrying out attacks
Iranian forces in the Kurdistan Province of Iran
(Eastern Kurdistan) and other Kurdish-inhabited
2004 the PJAK took up arms for self-rule in Kurdistan province northwestern of
Iran (Iranian Kurdistan, Eastern Kurdistan). Half the members of PJAK
are women. The PJAK has about 3,000 armed
The anti-Iranian PJAK party announced desires for a
ceasefire yesterday, if Iran were to positively
respond, according to a party statement.
It added that its desire was due to friend's demands
and mediations with the Iranian government.
An Iranian military spokesman announced that "this
truce has no meaning.
The party should leave this area."
Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey all have significant
ethnic Kurdish minorities. Estimate to 12 million
Kurds live in Iran.
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