We, the association of some Kurdish organizations, Political Parties and the Kurdish society in Norway are deeply concerned about the lives of hundreds of Iranian Kurdish activists living in southern Kurdistan/ Iraq.
We are aware of that the brutal regime of Iran has resumed its terrorist attacks against Kurdish Organizations, Political parties, civil society organizations and Kurdish activists abroad. Since March of the 2018, terror cells associated with the regime’s Al-Quds forces, operating outside the Iran’s borders have conducted two terrorist attacks against Kurdish activists living in Southern Kurdistan. In a bomb attack on March 01, two members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iran (PDKI) were hit in the city of Erbil/Hawler. Sabah Rahman 33, a young PDKI activist was killed while his father was badly injured. Night to March 07, a senior commander of the Kurdish Democratic Party (PDK) was assassinated near the city of Rania/southern Kurdistan, Qadir Qadiri was shot 21 times.
The latest terror attacks reminds us of a series of terrorist attacks by the Iranian terror-cell against the Kurdish activists and politicians in the 90’s. In the periods of 1989-95 hundreds of Kurdish freedom camps, including several leaders and top politicians as Dr.Ghassemlou and Dr. Sharafkandi, were exposed to terror attacks and killed abroad in Iraq, Turkey, Austria and Germany. Now there is a real danger that the regime in Tehran will resume the cruel deeds and reactivate is terror-cells outside the Iranian borders.
Since the ayatollahs took power in Iran, the regime has stood for a political ideology based on hate, enmity, fanaticism, discrimination and violence. This ideology one opposes all human values, human rights and diversity.
It favours a strict and narrow interpretation of Shi’i Islam that regards all other religions, ideologies, political directions and governance as frightened and twisted. This has caused a vicious circle where hatred creates more hatred, violence provokes more violence and hostility develops into brutality and revenge. In all conflicts in the Middle East, from Iraq to Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Bahrain, Sudan, Afghanistan, Palestine, etc. plays the Iranian regime-and its allies a very destructive role.
It is worrying that the global community does not react to the Iran’s behaviour and the destructive role of the regime in all these conflicts. Nor is the regime’s oppression of different minorities and opposites receiving any reaction from the international community. This silence has given the terrorists that sponsored by Iranian-regime green light conducting terror actions against the critics and the oppositions.
Norway, democratic States and the international community can and should do more to stop Iran’s terror against the Kurdish people. This can be done by:
- Send a clear message to Tehran and demand that the regime stop terror actions against the opposition and Kurdish activists.
- Work actively to stop Iran’s destructive role in the conflicts in the Middle East.
- Require that all Iranian forces, specifically Al Quds forces, be withdrawn from Iraq, Syria and wherever they operate outside Iran’s borders.
- Take the breach of human rights and oppression of minorities in Iran into two national forums, including the UN.
- Support the Kurds’ fight for equality, democracy and human rights in Iran.
Association of Iranian Kurdish Political Parties in Norway
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan
KOMALA PARTY OF IRIANIAN KURDISTAN
YARSAN DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION
ORGANIZATION OF IRANIAN KURDISTAN Struggle
Yari KURD ORGANIZATION
KURDISTAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY
P.S.K PARTY SARBASTI KURDISTAN
KOMALA( SOCIETY OF REVOLUTIONARY TOILERS OF KURDISTAN)