MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Kurdish Oppositions Welcome US Designation of IRGC as “Terrorist”

Basnews English 10/04/2019 – 14:02 Published in Middle East – ERBIL — Four Iranian Kurdish opposition parties gathered within The Cooperation Center of Iranian Kurdistan’s Political Parties and have welcomed the US’ decision to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

“After 40 years since the foundation of the IRGC, this move by the US, despite the fact that it was overdue, is viewed as positive by the oppressed peoples of Iran, especially the people of [Iranian] Kurdistan,” the cooperation center wrote in an official statement.The Cooperation Center of Iranian Kurdistan’s Political Parties included the two main branches of Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party and the two main branches of the Communist Party of Iranian Kurdistan.

The statement notes that similar moves were expected by the EU countries as the majority of terrorist attacks by the IRGC have taken place on their territories over the past four decades.The Kurdish opposition parties point out that the IRGC is in control of economic, political and military spheres in Iran and it resorts to every means so to extend the “dark rule of the Islamic Republic [of Iran]”. “It must be remembered that terrorism cannot be eradicated and the region shall not enjoy peace as long as the Islamic Republic of Iran exists,” the statement concluded.