Iranian Kurdistan: Representative meets with US Officials
The Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran met with US representatives in Washington DC last Friday to discuss attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan by the so-called Islamic State, and clashes between Kurdish Iranian forces and the Iranian army.
Below is an article published by BasNews:
A senior Kurdish Iranian opposition leader has met with United States officials regarding the latest clashes in Iranian Kurdistan. Tehran authorities are not happy with the meeting.
On Friday [10 October 2014] Khalid Azizi, Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) visited the US capital and met with senior officials. They discussed recent clashes between Kurdish Iranian Peshmerga forces and the Iranian army in the Kurdish region of Iran. The other main topic under discussion was the recent attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan by Islamic State militants.
Mawlud Swara, a senior member of the KDP-I said that Aziz would hold further meetings with US officials in the near future.
“The main agenda of the talks included recent Kurdish forces battles with the Iranian army in Iranian Kurdistan as well as the recent IS attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan and the protests in Iranian Kurdistan about the situation of political prisoners in Iran,” said Swara.
Azizi’s visit to the US comes after the recent clashes between Kurdish Iranian Peshmerga forces and Iranian army resulted in a number of Iranian soldiers sustaining injuries.
According to a BasNews source the troubles have forced the Iranian army to reinforce their military in the Kurdish region of Iran where they have been positioned close to the Iraqi Kurdistan border.
BasNews has learned that the meetings between the Kurdish Iranian opposition leader and the US have angered the Iranian government, so much so that they have raised their concerns with US representatives in the United Nations.