Although this issue might be attractive in appearance but actually, it will isolate and pressure the Iraqi Kurds and weaken Kurdistan and finally the entire Iraq," Shamkhani said in a meeting with First Deputy Secretary of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Kosrat Rasul and Chief of Executive Body Politburo of the Union Mala Bakhtiar in Tehran.
The fourth plenum of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
, one of the two major political parties in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, was held in late October with the participation of 1200 figures in the event.
He said that though the Islamic parties are a marginal presence now, such tactics could only strengthen their hand as an alternative to the rule of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
and the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
Larijani was welcomed by former president and Secretary General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
(PUK) Jalal Talebani and other officials upon his arrival in Sulaimaniyah.
Our Homeland, Nation, Society, Language, Culture, and even our history and our ideals, were exposed to threats from the (former ruling Baath) regime's Arabisation policies, that imposed displacement, spoilt the life of Kurdistan people, that was followed by the establishment of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
," it said.
No clear evidence emerged Monday to substantiate claims by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
that its rival, the Kurdistan Democratic Party, had been assisted by Iraqi forces in its offensive toward the city, and there was no sign of an Iraqi presence in the city late Monday night.
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
(PUK), the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP), Goran (Change) Movement, Kurdistan Islamic Union, the Islamic Group, the Kurdistan Socialist Party and the Iraqi Communist Party, as well as all other Kurdistan's groupings, shall attend the meeting," the statement, copy of which was received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency added.
Salih was leading the Kurdistani List, an alliance comprised of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
(PUK), which won the parliamentary polls in last July's elections in the Kurdistan Region.
The coalition, never very unified or effective, collapsed after Saddam's assault on the Kurdish enclave on the side of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in its struggle with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
Sulaimaniya / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / - According to press sources said that Mullah Bakhtiar, official of the working body of the Political Bureau / resigned / of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
received $ 2 million from the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani.
The visit by Ahmed Ibrahim, who will head a senior delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
(PUK), takes place at the official invitation of the Iranian government.
A meeting in Arbil's Salahaddin Resort that joined together the Leaders of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), led by Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan
(PUK), led by Jalal Talabani, has discussed the bilateral relations between both Parties and the strategic agreement concluded between them, along with the political issues related to Kurdistan Region and Iraq," the KDP's media center reported in a statement on Friday.