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Iraqi Kurds warn guerrillas over Turkey, Iran conflict

A top Iraqi Kurdish official has warned rebels from the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against waging a war on Turkey or Iran from Iraqi territory. The warning comes amid rising tensions between Iraqi Kurds and Iran and Turkey, both of which have Kurdish minorities and have been battling separatist militants from the PKK and its offshoots. “They (PKK) are in our land. We want them to respect the law and not use our territory to stage attacks” against Iran or Turkey, said Imad Ahmed, deputy prime minister of northern Kurdistan’s Sulaimaniyah province. Full Story

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