NAGs Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI)

Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (KDPI)

Year Formed: 1946
Year Terminated: 1996

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Demands for Autonomy
Demands for Policy Change

External Supporters:


Russia (Soviet Union)

United Kingdom

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 5

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1005


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____. 1997. 'Austrian parties demand reexamination of 1989 killings', Associated Press International, April 13; Sunday 12:06 Eastern Time

____. 1996. 'Iran, aping Turkey, goes after its Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq', Mideast Mirror, July 29, IRAQ, IRAQ, TURKEY, SYRIA; Vol. 10, No. 146

____. 1995. 'Iranian Kurd party under pressure from Iraqi Kurds', Agence France Presse, May 11, 11:12 Eastern Time, International news

____. 1995. 'Iranian security forces kill rebel at Iraq border', Agence France Presse, August 03, 06:05 Eastern Time, International news

____. 1994. 'Two villages destroyed in attacks on Iranian Kurds: reports', Agence France Presse, March 20, 06:01 Eastern Time, International news

____. 1993. 'Iran delegation to visit Iraqi Kurdistan for talks on rebels',  Agence France Presse, July 2, News

____. 1985. 'Kurds say they killed Revolutionary Guards', United Press International, May 3, Friday, AM cycle

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