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Mustafa Hijri

Mr. Mustafa Hijri is the current leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI). Mr. Hijri was born in 1945 in Nagahadeh. He graduated from the Teachers’ College of Agriculture in Urmiye in 1963 and took up a post as a secondary school teacher in the city of Saghez. In 1970, he started studying Persian literature at Tehran University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree. On returning to his hometown, he started teaching at a secondary schools and a college.

71th Anniversary of PDKI

Today marks the 71th anniversary of our party, the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan. For the past 71 years, thousands of brave women and men in the PDKI have sacrificed their lives in pursuit of the legitimate national rights of the…

Mustafa Hijri Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Nice

In a letter to the French president François Hollande, the leader of PDKI Mustafa Hijri expressed the party’s strong condemnation of the terrorist attack in Nice and the Kurdish nation’s condolences to the families and friends of the…

PDKI Leader Meets U.S. Senators and Members of Congress

Mustafa Hijri, leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), visited Germany at the end of May and met with German officials. Mr. Hijri is currently in the United States and has held meetings with members of U.S. House…

What are Iran’s Goals in Iraq?

By: Mustafa HijriCurrently, Iranian forces alongside with Shiite militias, who are funded and controlled by Iran, are fighting the Islamic State in Tikrit and other places in Iraq. The Islamic State, or Daesh, gained international…

Mustafa Hijri’s speech in the French Parliament

The following is a transcript of a speech that the Secretary Generalof the PDKI, Mustafa Hijri, gave in the French Parliament on the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Sadeq Saharafkandi, Fatah Abdoli, Homayon Ardalan.…