Iraqi Kurds say OK with Turkey, Iran attacks on PKK/PJAK

Iraqi Kurds said that they would definitely not allow militant organization to use north of Iraq as base to launch attacks to Turkey.

Iraqi Kurds say OK with Turkey, Iran attacks on PKK/PJAK

Iraqi Kurds said on Saturday that they would definitely not allow militant organization to use north of Iraq as base to launch attacks to Turkey.

Executives of Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said operations of Turkish Armed Forces and Iranian Army against terrorist PKK/PJAK organization were normal.

Cabar Yaver, commander of the local security forces of Massoud Barzani, leader of the regional administration in north of Iraq, said Turkish and Iranian security forces did not violate borders, noting that ongoing operations in border regions which target camps of the PKK in north of Iraq, mainly Qandil, were not problem for them.

Mahmoud Sengavi, leader of the security forces of PUK, said they would reciprocate in case PKK/PJAK militants infiltrated to north of Iraq from Turkey and Iran. He said there might be armed clashes between the PKK/PJAK militants and Iraqi Kurds.

Sengavi said they had to counter any armed forces that entered Iraqi territory violating borders with Turkey and Iran and attack neighboring countries from there.

"We are trying to restore peace and confidence in Turkey-Iran-Iraq borders. To this end, we wanted PKK/PJAK to leave north of Iraq soon and not to enter the region from Turkey and Iran. We will not allow this. Otherwise, we have to counter."

Mam Rostem, responsible for security affairs of the Iraqi Kurds in the region, said top militants should comprehend that they can not achieve anything by violence and arms and noted that armed attacks of PKK not only endangers lives of Kurds living in Turkey but also the security and future of Iraqi Kurds.

KDP Deputy Chairman Nechirvan Barzani in a visit to Washington D.C. a few months ago said they attached high importance to relations with Turkey, adding that, "we are against any kind of threat that is directed to Turkey from north of Iraq. We will continue to implement the measures taken to prevent activities of PKK in north of Iraq".

Murat Karayilan, one of the top PKK figures, criticized silence of Iraqi Kurds against the operations of Turkey and Iran on PKK and sent a letter to PUK and KDP officials threatening them.
 

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