Well-known to international institutions such as the UN, EU, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch, the Kurds have been the victims of this regime’s permanent violation of human rights.
In spite of taking peaceful and democratic measures in dealing with its external and internal issues, especially the Kurdish question in Iran, regime has always and uninterruptedly adopted internationally illegal approaches to such issues. The Kurdish population in Iran are estimated about 10 to 12 million out of 70 million of Iran’s total population. They are mainly populated in north-western provinces of Ilam, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, Lorestan and Western Azerbaijan. Their identities have been permanently denied and they have been deprived of the inherently and internationally recognized right such as studying in mother language, freedom of religious beliefs, equality, freedom to assembly and freedom to speech.
As a part of its aggressive policies against the Kurdish people in Iran and Iraq, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) crossed boarders into Iraqi Kurdistan, bombarding Kurdish villages which led to the displacement of hundreds of Kurdish civilians in the villages and several people were seriously injured including women and children. The Islamic regime is alleging that its military offensives are targeting areas controlled by the guerrillas of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) in Iraqi Kurdistan. However, it is crystal clear that there are political motivations behind the present illegal IRGC incursion and bombardment of Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG)’s territories. Some of the Iranian’s intention behind the invasion of South Kurdistan can be outline as follow:
1- The Islamic Republic of Iran is trying to destabilise Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) by smashing of the PJAK bases and replacing the extreme Islamic organization Ansar Al-Islam in order to launch terrorist attacks against KRG and Iraqi government. By doing this Iran wants to control the entire region.
2- Islamic regime is experiencing its most difficult times internally and externally; internally it is facing permanent unrest from the opposition and the sectarian antagonism among the state’s apparatus, externally over its nuclear weapon program. Thus it has been further isolated by International community. Through such
offensives the Islamic regime is attempting to divert the public opinions to the outside of its boarders.
3- Islamic regime is very well aware that its turn of internal disorders and the uprising emanating from Arab’s Spring will arrive soon after the collapse of Syrian dictatorial regime. Seriously concerned over the possible loss of its main Arab ally in Syria, it is preparing its own armed forces to respond to any possible uprising by the Iranian nations such as Kurds, Baloch, Arab, Azari, Turkman.
4- Possible solution of Kurdish question in Turkey would lead to the loss of another ally of Iranian regime, Turkey. Via its military offensives against PJAK and Kurdistan Regional Government, the Islamic Republic wants to block any possible solution to the Kurdish question in Turkey.
5- Presence of coalition forces in Iraq restricted regime’s role and its control over the Iraqi government. As it’s clear the US troops are withdrawing by the end of 2011, Islamic regime with the aim of complete control over Iraqi territories is attempting to occupy Qendil Mountains to impose her control over the region.
6- By the possible dismantling of PJAK, the Islamic regime is trying to weaken the struggle of the Iranian nations for freedom and democracy.
7- The Kurds are now ever closer to national unity and the consequent unification of Kurdish different organisations around the globe. The Kurds are preparing to hold a National Conference in the near future. Very irritated by the unity of the Kurds, the Islamic regime through its offensives is planning to divide Kurds and the Kurdish political organization and prevent establishment of Kurdish National Conference.
Since the beginning of its foundation in 2004, the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) has publicly and officially announced its willingness for a peaceful solution devoid of restoring to violence. In October 2010 PJAK announced a 7 points declaration for the solution of Kurdish question in Iran. On the contrary, the Islamic Regime responded to PJAK’s call for peace and solution aggressively. It brutally executed 5 PJAK members and resumed hostility on the Kurdish people as well as PJAK campaigners and sympathisers. PJAK is the only organization that has the capability to defend Iraqi and KRG boarders from the Iranian infiltration and prevent Islamic terrorists from crossing boarders carrying our terrorist acts against civilians in Kurdistan Regional Government and the rest of Iraq.
By seeking to put the Islamist terrorists in the region, the Iranian regime is attempting to destabilize the region completely. Although PJAK has the capability to defend itself and its nation as it has recently demonstrated it by deterring the Iranian acts of terrorism, nevertheless it believes that the Kurdish question can only be solved peacefully and democratically. We believe that the main goal of the Iranian military operations is to achieve the aforementioned objectives in national, regional and international level. PJAK is only an excuse for its offensive and the cross borders operations.
We as the PJAK’s Foreign Committee and International Relation are writing this letter to protest against the Islamic regime’s offensive and its illegal attacks on the Kurdish people.
We urge the international community, EU, UN, International Human Rights Organizations, NGO to take concrete and necessary measure to condemn the Islamic regime’s offensive and its military invasion of Kurdistan. We also demand an immediate cessation of illegal military operations against the Kurdish people.
PJAK’s Foreign Committee and International Relation