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While Azerbaijan is Iran’s latest victim of aggression, they are not the only nation that has been targeted for supporting Israel.

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In recent days, the Iranian Foreign Ministry proclaimed: “Iran will not tolerate the presence of the Zionist regime near our borders.”  The Iranian regime stated this after they had a large-scale military drill near the Azerbaijani-Iranian border, causing the government in Baku to feel infuriated.   

Azerbaijan is known to be a strong ally of the State of Israel. Israel backed Baku during the Second Karabakh War and has been helping Azerbaijan to rebuild the region. An Israeli dairy factory is being operated jointly with Italy in the Karabakh region. Israel also supplied Baku with weapons that were decisive in their victory during the Second Karabakh War and treated Azerbaijani soldiers that were wounded during the war.  As a result, following Azerbaijan’s victory, many Azerbaijanis waved Israeli flags.      

This Iranian drill occurred after Azerbaijan started to tax Iranian trucks that were sending supplies into Armenia, some of which sabotaged the peace agreement that was recently signed between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev said that the Iranian government has ignored Azerbaijan’s calls over the years to stop transporting goods into the Nagorno-Karabakh region. He noted there has been no transports since they imposed the tax.          

While Azerbaijan is Iran’s latest victim of aggression, they are not the only nation near Iran that has been targeted for supporting Israel. 

Within the past month, the Iranian Kurdish opposition bases and positions came under attack. They have always been a target for Iran’s regime. These opposition parties’ bases are generally located on Iraqi Kurdistan soil and have been hit by Iranian missiles and rockets continuously during the last decade.  The latest round was two weeks ago. 

The Kurds received Israel’s support following their Independence Referendum several years ago.  Israel was one of the few countries that has supported Kurdish independence over the years.  As a result, after the Independence Referendum, many Kurds waved Israeli flags. 

In recent weeks, a conference was held in Erbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan, calling upon Iraq to join the Abraham Accords and recognize the State of Israel. The Iraqi government has issued arrest warrants for the attendees of this conference, yet many Kurds remain steadfast supporters of Israel. However, Iran does not like this at all.          

 “During the last years, Iran’s regime had always denied the existence of the Kurdish opposition and especially the PDKI to show that these parties have no place among Kurdish people anymore and they cannot be a threat to the regime, but this time they had to confess to the reality that these parties are a real danger to the government and it was seen that they utilize their highest degree of political and military power to suppress these opposition parties and also put pressure on the Iraqi government to expel these parties from Iraqi soil”, said Mohammad Saleh Qaderi, representative of PDKI in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan (KRI).

He then mentioned the different ways Iran`s regime attacks: “Aside from utilizing artillery and missiles, the Iranian regime has now started to use modern weapons such as drones and used them as suicide bombers in its recent attacks on our positions, but fortunately we had not only no casualties, but we destroyed some drones and this is another failure for the regime.”

Qaderi believes that this is not a new strategy, but the continuous defeated politics of the regime towards the Kurds, who like Azerbaijan are also aligned with Israel. Due to what is happening now in the Middle East, Qaderi claimed: “We saw that there is a security and political vacancy and if an agreement between the great powers such as the US, Britain, France and Russia does not occur, it is natural that Iran’s regime will use this opportunity to do its plans. So it is very important at this point for the Kurdish opposition to be united.”

Qaderi insists on the fact that Kurdish parties are political rather than military: “The Kurdish parties are totally far from what military terrorist forces like Hezbollah, Hamas and Taliban are. We have legally just demands based on human rights and till they are accepted by the regime, it is very natural that we defend our people. We hope that our struggle for freedom and peace become an example for other minorities inside Iran to be united and overthrow this barbaric regime.”

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Iran tries to put pressure on the Iraqi government and KRI to rid itself of the Kurdish opposition, but most of these people are political refugees inside Iraqi Kurdistan soil and they have always respected the Iraqi government and law and have not tried to use Iraqi soil to attack Iran.

Qaderi then reminds us of Iran’s terrorist activities inside Iraqi Kurdistan: “The Iran regime has assassinated more than 400 Kurdish political activists inside Iraqi Kurdistan soil in the last two decades and has always violated the territorial integrity of Iraq. It is natural that in such cases the Iraqi government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) reply to these actions and try to stop them and to save the lives of thousands of Kurdish refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan.”

“This is not for the first time that the Islamist regime attacks Iraqi Kurdistan, but it has been repeated in the past by bombings, terror and spying”, said Abdulla Azarbar, member of political bureau of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan. He believes that Iran`s Islamist regime is an imperialist state which is seeking power beyond its borders and is interfering in the interior affairs of countries in the region such as: Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and some other Arabic countries to establish its terrorist groups inside those countries.

 “While the country is overrun by poverty, corruption and economic difficulties, the regime has established a suppressive government by criminal President Ebrahim Raeisi who wants to hide the regime inefficiency and corruption by incitement to war and escalation and the affected are the poor people of Iran at the end,” he added. 

A hardline cleric and reviled killer of dissenters, Ebrahism Raeisi has taken the helm of the Republic of Iran as the new President, paving the way to an Islamic state. (Photo: iranhumanrights.org)

Azarbar believes that Iran wants to fulfill the vacancy which was made as a result of US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan and Iraq and to increase it hegemony in the region: The results of such withdrawal are tangible – Pakistan interferes with Afghanistan obviously, Turkey bombards Iraqi Kurdistan (KRI) and Iran attacks Kurdish opposition with this aim to show its power to enemy and friend, to fulfill the empty space of the US and to force the Kurdish opposition to leave Iraqi Kurdistan.

Sirwan Mansouri, a Kurdish journalist based in the Middle East, believes that Iran’s regime main goal of attacking Kurdish opposition bases is because the regime is really frightened for its future: “The Iranian regime is in its weakest position in its whole lifetime, the sanctions by the Trump administration and the exit from JCPOA cut billions of regime income, people inside are dissatisfied, neighboring countries have not warm relationship with regime, so they try to deceive public opinion by attacking one of its greats opponents, the Kurds.”

While Iran’s regime is a dictatorship and is fundamentalist, the West continues to support and help them and this will lead to more suppression and oppression. He claimed that they should instead help people inside to get their legitimate rights and to support people in obtaining a democracy and to rescue them from “this satanic regime.”

Rachel Avraham is a political analyst working at the Safadi Center for International Diplomacy, Research, Public Relations and Human Rights.  She is the author of “Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings at the American, Israeli and Arab Media.”  

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