'Kurds should undertake responsibility against PKK'

Nick Burns, the U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, said Monday the Iraqi Kurdish leaders should undertake responsibility against PKK because it has taken shelter in the north of Iraq.

'Kurds should undertake responsibility against PKK'
The United States sees PKK as a terrorist organization and does not have contact with PKK, Burns told a meeting in a think-tank, the Council on Foreign Relations.

Burns said the PKK has killed Turkish civilians and soldiers for years, and the United States has been in close cooperation with Turkey for the recent three-four months to eliminate the PKK.

The United States wants to see the Kurdish leaders in Iraq have undertaken responsibilities against PKK, he told.

Burns said his country wants to see improvement in relations between Turkey and Iraqi Kurds, and underlined importance of Ankara's invitation to Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to Turkey.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Şubat 2008, 09:32