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KODAR representatives make statement (File photo)

08/06/2017 - 09:37 0
Kurdish group KODAR condemns attacks in Tehran calls for democratic change

The Eastern Kurdistan Free and Democratic Society Congress (KODAR) has condemned the double-attack that killed 12 people in Iran's capital Tehran on Wednesday.

In a statement on Thursday KODAR said only democratic change could put a stop to "terror and violence in Iran."

"Terrorism cannot be ended using fascist, hegemonic and violent methods. The methods [used in Tehran] are another form of terrorism. The Iranian regime is one of the powers responsible for the chaos in the Middle East and is trying to export its Islamic Revolution to other countries by using religion and terror."

The statement also added that ordinary people were paying the price for the Iranian regime's oppressive policies and that these policies were contributing to the deepening of the chaos and crisis in the Middle East.

The Kurdish group, which views Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan as its ideological leader, called for Iran to pass measures for democratisation and so that other groups could join in the process of change.

12 people were killed and 42 injured in an attack at the parliament building and at the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini. The Islamic State (ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Source: ANF