Tehran and Baghdad has agreed on a fresh agreement to disarm and foil the Kurdish groups, long active in Iraqi soils. The two Kurdish groups have long been a point of dispute in the political cooperation between Iran and Iraq.
A deal has been made between Iran and Iraq to neutralize Iranian Kurdish dissident organizations with bases in Iraqi North. Troops of the group from their existing bases would also be moved according to what authorities indicated yesterday.
The Iraqi administration has pledged “to disarm the armed terrorist groups stationed in Iraq’s territory by September 19,” the spokesman for Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a press conference.
The two nations would remove and relocate them from their military sites to camps chosen by the Iraqi administration, according to Nasser Kanaani.The deadline will not be extended, he stressed. Iran and Iraq also agreed to keep the pledge on foiling any potential threat on the part of these two groups in the future.
According to the same official, ties between the two nations are “entirely friendly and warm.” However, terrorist activity in Iraq’s northern soils is a sore spot on relations between the two nations.
Iran has occasionally undertaken attacks against KDPI (Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iran) activists. Tehran also targeted other Iranian Kurds dissident organizations operating in the Kurdish area of Iraq, close to the Iranian frontier. Both groups have made direct and indirect military movements in Iranian Western regions during the recent decades.
Displacement after Disarmament
The document’s signing between the two nations was certified by a representative of the Iraqi administration. The anonymous source said that the central administration in Iraq has been working swiftly to disperse the groupings. The officials from the Kurdish regional administration in Irbil and Sulaymaniyah will approve the measures before they are implemented.
He wouldn’t specify where the militants who had been disarmed would go. But he said that it will be in the Kurdish part of Iraq. They “will be without arms and have a camp to live in,” he stated. For Iran, the significant issue is that these groups do not infiltrate its borders and cause security concerns.
Both of the major Iraqi Kurdish parties are affiliated with various Iranian dissident organisations there. Irbil serves as the capital of the first, the Kurdistan Democratic Party. Sulaymaniyah is the home of the second Kurdish political party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Both of the organizations clash with Iran and with one another.
In the past, Sulaimaniyah would assert that Irbil collaborated with these organizations. Sulaimaniyah, on the other hand, would be charged with cooperating with them by Erbil. “We decided to move them as a central government. We are making every effort to have this happen on September 19,” the Iraqi source in the administrations emphasized.
Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, the prime minister of Iraq, was elected last year through a coalition of parties supported by Iran. He is seen as having close links to Iran. The new prime minister has been cooperating with Tehran on a load of different topics ranging from political issues to security matters. The two countries have also boosted an already economic partnership on different sectors.