Letter from Khalid Azizi Secretary General of the Kurdistan Democratic Party to António Guterres Secretary-General of the United Nations

His Excellency

António Guterres

Secretary General of the United Nations

Two years ago, on September 8, 2018, the Islamic Republic carried out a missile attack on Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP-Iran) headquarter deep in the Iraqi Kurdistan’s soil. As a result of this terror act, 16 people were killed and more than 40 were injured.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard, at the time, accepted the responsibility for the attack and described it as a token of their military might in the region. This attack did also result in numerous international reactions, of which, the condemnation of the attack by the US envoy to the UN, in a UN Security Council meeting, was the most important one.

With this terror act, the Islamic Republic violated all United Nation’s conventions about respecting the neighboring countries’ sovereignty. This attack targeted a political party which has been struggling for the Kurdish people’s legitimate rights and establishing democracy in Iran for the past 75 years. Our party is a peace loving party which has always respected the humanistic and civilized principles during its struggle. Therefore, our party is a member of the Socialist International organizations, which during a period of time His Excellency was its secretary general.

 

Your Excellency!

The Kurdish people in Iran has always identified itself within the anti-terrorist front and has always been a victim of terrorism. We commemorate the victims of the September 8th, while on international level, a discussion about controlling the Islamic Republic, so it cannot acquire weapons of mass destruction, is ongoing. We believe that the best way to force a government to refrain from developing and using weapons of mass destruction, is to engage with those parties and organizations which are fighting against such a government.

In this context, it is appropriate that the international community and above all, the United Nations organization to reflect about the situation and the struggle of the Kurdish people in Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan Democratic Party, which have been targeted by weapons of mass destruction many times. We are able to play a constructive role in creating a better future in the region and those issues which are prioritized by the United Nations.

We hope that the United Nation engages more actively in issues connected to the future of our country and our people.

Sincerely Yours

 

Khalid Azizi

Secretary General of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP-Iran)

September 07, 2020