“I doubt that [Barzani and his party] dared to conflict militarily with the freedom movement, because does not have the capacity of the power to confront the military with the liberation movement, therefore, it is anticipated that the emissary will be in service of Turkey, but will not participate in Turkish operations against the freedom fighters.”
“Political interchange in the region, especially in Kurdistan, is much speedier rapidly. By looking at the political and social situation in Kurdistan, it can be seen that the struggles of the Kurdistan Liberation Movement have always continued with any part of it and under any circumstances. This appearance has caused displeasure and anger in the colonial governments of Kurdistan. Therefore, their attacks will obviously intensify. In an interview with Alternative publication, Siamand Moeini, co-chair of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan, assessed the political co-chair of the Free Life Party of Kurdistan, assessed the political and social situation of Rojehlat (Eastern) in Kurdistan and Iran.”
The current text of the Alternative conversation with Siamand Moeini, the co-chair of PJAK, is as follows:
Alternative: The dimensions of the February 15 conspiracy continue in different forms yet, as the traffic of diplomatic meetings between the governments of Iran, Turkey and Iraq based on enmity against the Kurds and political assassination and repression of public actions in Kurdistan. According to your opinion, what are the behind-the-scenes plans and can it be stated that, are there any other conspiracies against the Kurdish Freedom Movement and the Kurds?
Siamand Moeini: The conspiracy of February 15 was the beginning of a large- venture against the liberation movement in Kurdistan. This conspiracy was pre planned and implemented with the consonance of Gladio and some of the regional governments and their purpose of it were to quit the revolutionary strength to its knees at this sensitive time. A Greater Middle East project that was designed and attempted to be implemented. By introducing PKK as a terrorist and changing the colonialist system of Europe in the Middle East, that is, the system of government of the indicated nations, which means this scheme, was implemented on an extensive level. On 15th February 1999, the plan to arrest and hand over the Leader Apo to the Turkish fascist government was implemented. This was the continuation of a new period of this colonial plan. In general, we see inhumane conspiracies in various forms in the region daily that are implemented. The massacre of defenceless people by reactionary forces and dictatorial governments has not stopped for a moment and continues to take human lives. Vicarious wars and the strengthening of retrogressive forces were a priority, but we saw that after the heroic resistance of Kobani, this plan faced a serious challenge and politics in the region, in turn, saw a turn to the left and could not continue the routine of the 90s. Nowadays the world powers must know well, that the Contemporary Kurdish and its policy is not the same as classical politics, and by connection to the experience of a century under the yoke of dictatorship and facing assimilation, it is no longer accepting tolerate of the forms of such policies of the world powers. The Kurdish people and the liberalism people struggled against this policy of the world powers. Therefore, our people will move towards the free world by relying on the paradigm of freedom.
Alternative: The meeting of Khulusi Akar, Minister of Defence and Commander-in-Chief of the Turkish Government with the leaders of Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional had a wide repercussion among the Kurds. How do you consider the consequences of the position of the Democratic Party of Iraqi Kurdistan in colluding and cooperating with the enemies of the Kurdish people?
Siamand Moeini: These types of meetings took place continuously over the last hundred years and the purpose of such meetings is the concurrence and cooperation of the authority governments in Kurdistan. In the recent occasion, we observed that theTurkish Minister of War, Khulusi Akar, visited Baghdad and tried to convince the Iraqigovernment against the PKK. In my opinion, the Iraqi government is not in a position to be involved in a military conflict with the Kurdish Freedom Movement. Therefore, it will not offer the desired answer to the Turkish authorities and this does not mean that it opposes Turkish military intervention as we also see common bombarding of Turkish warplanes in Iraq. Sadly, we have not seen any reality reaction from the Iraqi authorities. Unfortunately, Barzani and his alike party with its performance and historical position that had, throughout the history of the last sixty years, the performance of this tribe and their party has always been in the service of dictators and invaders in the region. Nowadays, unabashedly and without covering up its traitors against the Kurdish people and the liberation movement, it has become a tong in the hands of the Turkish government and it clearly has cooperation with Turkey on his schedule, but I doubt he dared to conflict militarily with the liberation movement. Therefore, it is anticipated that the emissary will be in service of Turkey, but will not participate in Turkish operations against the freedom fighters.
Alternative: The Iranian government has occupied a different approach in its hostility against the Kurds. Widespread arrests in Kurdistan without a fair justice and daily executions, especially in Baluchistan and Kurdistan, have had worldwide repercussions. What is the intensification cause of the government force and repression, especially in Kurdistan?
Siamand Moeini: Pressure and arrests have an antedate in the history of the authoritarian regime in Iran. Therefore, these recent arrests are not new fact to our people, and the continuation of the same policy is more than forty years of the authoritarian of this system. The visualisation of the authoritarian of Iran is a chauvinistic vision. The local people on the borders view today’s Iran observation of it as a security and ethnicity. The regime has a severer policy towards the people of Iran like the Baloochs, the Arabs and the Kurds. This policy creates a dangerous rift among the different nations that generates the ground of disputes in the future. The disputes of the Iranian people are communal, and this origin of injustice and the lack of democracy. We have already seen assault with the Iranian security agency’s authoritarian, which in turn have targeted civil and environmental organisation and with these attacks, they want to keep the society in a state of offbeat. The regime targets community reaction by attacking civic and environmental activists. At the same time, another purpose is to strike at the unity of society. This policy of repression is an indication of the weakness of the government against the civil and organised power. In view of these threats, it could also be planning for next year’s elections, which have crippled community activists early on. The regime has restrained or deactivated the potential of these civic organisations.
Alternative: Through the media, the Iranian government is trying to muddle, insult the people, spill sow of mistrust, implement the distance among people and PJAK, and intensify the specific war, creating frustration and despair among the people in East Kurdistan on the other hand. What is your evaluation of this approach?
Siamand Moeini: Nowadays, social media efforts like a third force. They are all aware of the function of the media in influential minds and directing public opinion. Dictatorial authoritarian always try to have complete control over the media. They devote huge of energy and budget to this affair. Even the Iranian government has been trying to control Persian-language media outside of Iran. The experienced people have been ordered to perform so, and in some cases have succeeded. The Iranian government has placed divisiveness among the people and, to some extent, insults to the various peoples of Iran on its media agenda. In recent years, we have been witnessing muddling and lying about PJAK as well. This was aimed at creating a rift between the people and PJAK. We see that it has been faced failure in this matter. The Iran’s policies against PJAK could not reverse PJAK’s face. In addition, in the history of distorting the struggles of the forces against the oppression and coercion of the authoritarian like the Mazdakians, the Khorramdinans revolted against the Mamunians. However, the Abbasi authoritarian tried to show that their struggle was inverted and the history of their legitimate struggle. In this case, various films and documentaries, bogus rumours and various anti-PJAK scenarios have been published by intelligence agencies. They even tried to direct Persian-language media abroad of the country so that PJAK would not be offered a position. Through these media, the PJAK’s political views and opinions would not be heard by the Iranian people as PJAK’s voice itself. The security forces have always tried to point PJAK as an armed and violent party. With this regime’s aim, in a fuss to reduce PJAK, which the reality was founded as a political party based on the establishment of justice, equality and ecology with the paradigm of freedom. PJAK is that struggle for self-government of society and radical democracy.
Alternative: Iran’s circumstance towards corruption systemic and severe repression of the people, along with economic and social crises, and the lack of legitimacy and acceptance among the people, has reached a crisis phase. In your view, can it be said that the repression, state machine has been depreciated and the grounds for a social revolution in Iran have been prepared?
Siamand Moeini: Certainly, the authoritarian system in Iran is based on an oligarchic, mafia and corrupted system. This is itself a fundamental reason for corruption in the system as a whole, and this circumstance implicated through the whole society as well. The created conditions are the result of incompetence and lack of skill of macro-management. The economic and political crisis and corruption in society as a whole implicated the system. The society has reached the stage of blown up. The system has completely lost its legitimacy. At present, we see that the ability of the authoritarian spectrum reformists or other groups has turned to incapacity. Those who were the mainstays of dictatorial, authoritarian have themselves faced the obstacles of the other spectrum. They spectrums have been thrown out of the circle of sovereignty and would be expelled. As a form of a repressive machine, the authoritarian has been suffered depreciation gradually. In the same way, the core of the authoritarian has lost its existential legitimacy among its followers for various reasons. Certainly, in these circumstances, a social revolution can overthrow the dictatorial system, but a purposeful and efficient revolution needs a revolution and organised pioneer. This circumstance has not yet emerged. In my opinion, due to the unstable circumstances and the corruption of the authoritarian and the stagnation of the legitimacy of the leadership of the Iranian authoritarian, the people will advance a struggle path for freedom gradually. The people will organise an end of the pillar of oppression.
Alternative: In recent months, with coming Biden to power, Iranian government leaders have been pleased the return of the United States to the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). Will returning to JCPOA and negotiating with the United States benefit the Iranian people, and will it reduce the economic and social loads of the people?
Siamand Moeini: The main problem of the Iranian people is not the United States and not the economic sanctions, but the dictatorial authoritarian of Iran itself. Assuming the United States returns to the JCPOA again, the people’s problem will remain on its position. The main problem of the Iranian people is not the United States and not the economic sanctions, but the dictatorial authoritarian of Iran itself. Assuming the United States returns to the JCPOA again, the people’s problem will remain in its position. On the lack of democracy, dictatorship takes place, and in an atmosphere with a dictatorial context, it is realisable that freedom will misplace its valuation. As it was mentioned earlier, a large part of Iran’s economic crisis is due to the incompetence of the country’s macro-management. The return of the United States to JCPOA will not resolve the quandary of dictatorship and the incompetence leaders of the corrupted and management. Only the disgraceful period of this government some more mornings, will be longer. In my opinion, the scale of the both sides is not in Iran’s profit. Iran is not in a position to impose its demands on the United States. On the contrary, the United States will have the upper hand in the negotiations. The United State will oblige Iran to retreat on some cases. This process will no longer provide a compatible environment for the Iranian government leaders. The Iranian regime will not be able to keep their repression machine actively as in the past, and they will be faced the reaction of the people heaps.
Alternative: One year has passed since the sixth congress of the Kurdistan Free Life Party, PJAK. In this congress, you emphasised the unity of the people and the creation of a popular democratic front in Iran. According to the current sensitive conditions, to what extent has PJAK achieved its strategic aim?
Siamand Moeini: The fact of the affair is that with the occurrence of the Covid-19 virus, several of our projects were disrupted. We were not able to continue our schedules, plans and functions as usual. The effort backgrounds remain the same on their states. We can continue our struggles with normalising the situation. The scheme of the People’s Unity of Iran is a strategic and long-term project and should not be observed willingly. The political and social realities must be well analysed. Based on the same reality, the projects were organised. Except that, we will suffer from subjectivism. Due to the circumstances, we have been in contact with any parties and organisations of the Balooch, Arab and Azeri peoples. We will attempt to continue these relationships in the future as well. We will perform on communal projects at the appropriate time.
Alternative: According to the viewpoint at the circumstances in Iran and Kurdistan shows that there are comprehensive attacks against the Kurds and freedom movements in every part of Kurdistan. Considering the approaching end of the year (1399), what plans and projects, does PJAK have for next year in order to democratise Iran and free Kurdistan?
Siamand Moeini: It is a fact that the enemy of freedom in the region is powerful, has a lot of potential, and suffocates the slightest voice of freedom at the first opportunity. We should know that the Kurdistan liberation movement has transformed and passed the form of tribalism, struggle and organisation form of the Cold War period and according to the basis of the political reality and the new vision that derived from the paradigm of freedom struggles. On the other hand, the policy of European colonialism and Sykes-Picot has diminished. The former policy can no longer obtain the demands of capitalism. Therefore, in some cases, we observe that the policy of the world powers involved in other regional issues is not the same as the policy and stereotypes of the previous centuries. The authoritarian governments over Kurdistan would not achieve universal support with the same force and power of repression. In my opinion, the liberation movement in Kurdistan and the region can see this historic opportunity obviously. By organising and encouragement the revolutionary powers and collaborating with the liberating powers, compelled the dictatorial authoritarian to retreat. At the same time, it increases the diplomatic power of its people and provides a platform for expanding the paradigm of freedom. In the case of field projects, we will attempt to continue the cases that were disrupted during the Corona virus. In addition, as we know, in next year 1400 and on 18 June the presidential elections will be held. The scenario of forming this election with previous criteria and methods cannot be responsible for the authoritarian of Iran. People have already been familiar with the trickery of the Mullahs and the security forces, and I think a very small percentage of the people will partake in the election process. This will provide an opportunity for people to state that we will no longer tolerate the tyranny of the dictatorship. To struggle against the dictators with all their strength upraises to eradicate the tyranny pillar of oppression, forever.
02 March 2021