Pres­i­dent Barzani con­demns ten­sions be­tween PKK and KDP-I

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Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Ma­soud Barzani con­demned the clashes be­tween the Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party of Iran (KDP-I) and Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party (PKK) in a state­ment, call­ing on the two par­ties to solve their prob­lems through ne­go­ti­a­tions and dis­cus­sions.

Barzani also called on both sides to ex­er­cise re­straint and avoid any acts that may heighten ten­sions.

Clashes broke out on Sun­day af­ter PKK fighters launched an attack on KDP-I Pesh­merga in the Ke­lashin area on Iraq- Iran bor­der, a KDP-I spokesman said.

“As I said be­fore and now I will re­peat it: there should be no in­ter­nal clashes, and no Kur­dish blood should be shed by other Kurds,” Barzani said.

The Pres­i­dent urged all par­ties to ful­fill their na­tional re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and avoid turn­ing the Kur­dis­tan re­gion into a field for vi­o­lent in­ter­nal clashes.

“The Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment must fully at­tempt to con­trol the sit­u­a­tion and halt the dis­putes be­tween th­ese two par­ties,” he said.

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