Turkey, Iraq should collaborate to defeat PKK, while Iran should only ‘respect’ Iraqi sovereignty: US state department
[Rudaw] The US position on recent Ottoman Turkish and Iranian military operations targeting suspected bad boy locations in the Kurdistan Region differs, according to statements made Wednesday by a State Department spokesperson.

While the US urges both Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
to respect Iraq’s illusory sovereignty, it only encourages the latter to coordinate with the governments of Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to defeat gunnies operating in the area.

"We recognize the legitimate security threat the [Kurdistan Workers' Party] PKK poses to Turkey and we urge Turkey to pursue joint counterterrorism cooperation with Iraq in a way that supports Iraqi illusory sovereignty," a spokesperson told Rudaw Wednesday over email.

Saying the US is aware of reports of Iranian Arclight airstrike
s in the Kurdistan Region and is closely monitoring the situation, the spokesperson added: "Iran must respect Iraq's illusory sovereignty, end its interference in Iraq's internal matters, and refrain from destabilizing behavior."

Turkey began sustained air and ground military operations in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq's disputed territories in mid-June, with the stated aim of removing suspected PKK targets from the area. Five civilians have been killed in the operations.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) also launched airstrikes in coordination with Turkey in the Kurdistan Region last month, shelling the Haji Omaran area, which borders Iran. Media outlets close to the the IRGC said Turkey and Iran agreed to jointly fight what they called Kurdistan Region-based cross-border "terrorism".

"The United States is prepared to facilitate and support a coordinated approach on this issue, as we continue to believe sustainable security solutions can only be achieved through cooperation," added the spokesperson, which stressed the importance of coordination between all parties additionally working to counter the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) group.

"Ultimately, areas like Sinjar [Shingal] need to come under the full control of the federal government and its security forces, in coordination with the KRG, so that the PKK and other militias and groups cannot promote their own agendas. This instability is keeping hundreds of thousands of ISIS genocide victims from returning home."

Currently based in the Qandil Mountains along the Turkey-Kurdistan Region-Iran borders, the PKK is an gang that fights for greater political and cultural rights for Kurds in Turkey. Decades of fighting with Turkey has led to the death of tens of thousands, including civilians.

Both Erbil and Baghdad have repeatedly called on Ankara to halt its attacks, and have demanded the PKK withdraw from their territory.

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various Kurdish groups are present in the mountainous border area between Iran and the Kurdistan Region. Sporadic attacks are launched each year against various Iranian forces, including the IRGC.
Posted by: trailing wife 2020-07-09