A PDKI delegation consisting of Dr. Ali Abdelzadeh, Iranian Kurdistan’s representative to the UNPO, and Kawa Ahangari, PDKI’s representative in Belgium, attended the XXV Session of the UNPO Presidency, which took place on 14-15 October in Brussels.
An Iraqi Kurdish man shows his 10 ink-stained fingers after casting his vote Monday in the Kurdish independence referendum in the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)
Yesterday September 25, an Urban PDKI Peshmerga unit in Piranshar clashed with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The Kurdish nation in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan turned out in the thousands to express solidarity with southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s historic independence referendum. The people of eastern Kurdistan headed PDKI’s call for public demonstrations in support of the Kurdish nation’s right to self-determination.
Iran’s terrorist Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps begun shelling the Choman and Sidikan regions of southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan 12:40 local time today, September 24.
Mustafa Hijri, the leader of PDKI, delivered a speech at a rally on September 22 in support of southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s independence referendum.
Today, September 15, PDKI organized a rally in support of Southern Kurdistan’s independence referendum in one of its bases outside of Hawler (Erbil), the capital of southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan.
Hamid Taimouri, PDKI’s representative to Sweden, met with Fredrik Malm, member of the Swedish parliament from the Liberal Party, to discuss the current situation in Kurdistan.
Iran’s latest threats against PDKI come against the backdrop of southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s planned independence referendum and PDKI’s support for it. The latest threat was issued by Ali Shamkhani, head of the Iranian Islamist regime’s security council. PDKI leader Mustafa Hijri said in an interview that the party’s Peshmerga Forces are ready to repel any attack by Iran.
A delegation from HAK-PAR from northern (Turkish) Kurdistan visited PDKI’s diplomatic mission in Hewler (Erbil) to discuss southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan’s upcoming independence referendum.
Mustafa Hijri, the leader of PDKI, visited the PDK’s Peshmerga Forces in the Zagros Mountains. In a speech, he praised the Peshmerga Forces for their determination in fighting for the liberation of the Kurdish nation, as well as for freedom, democracy and gender equality.
Sadegh Sharafkandi (alias Dr. Said) was born in Taragha, a village in the Bokan region of eastern Kurdistan, on January 11, 1938. He received his primary education in Kurdistan and attended university in Tehran, where he earned a degree in chemistry.