No Joint Anti-PKK Operation With Turkey

No Joint Anti-PKK Operation With TurkeyNo Joint Anti-PKK Operation With Turkey

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps dismissed reports about plans for a joint operation with Turkey against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants outside the Iranian borders.

“We have not devised any operation plan outside the borders of the Islamic Republic,” the IRGC Ground Force’s Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shohada Base said in a statement on Tuesday, Press TV reported. “But like in the past, we will strongly counter any group, team or individual seeking to infiltrate into Iranian territory to carry out terrorist or anti-security measures.” It said some terrorist groups based in camps in northern Iraq have been seeking to trigger insecurity in Iran in recent years with the logistical support of the enemies of the Islamic Republic. However, they have repeatedly failed to make any move and cause sustained heavy damage.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyib Erdogan said on Monday a joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurdish militants was “always on the agenda.”

“It is always on the agenda to carry out a joint operation with Iran against those terror organizations that pose a threat,” he said.

Turkey has been fighting the outlawed PKK militants for decades.


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