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Shiyar Khalil

The Kurdistan region is currently experiencing heightened tension and concern following a ballistic missile attack carried out by Iranian Revolutionary Guard militias. Claiming that the attack, which resulted in casualties, including children, targeted an Israeli intelligence center in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Iran's escalation occurs amidst rising regional tensions. Iran seeks to assert its influence and dominance over the area through unfounded allegations.

Not surprisingly, Iran once again alleged that its targeting of Kurdistan was aimed at activities conducted by Mossad in the region. However, this claim lacks any information, source, or evidence that can be verified, serving as a usual pretext Iran employs to destabilize the Kurdish region. Iran has previously compared Kurdistan to Israel, justifying aggression and interference in Iraqi affairs. The Iranian attack targeted residential neighborhoods, claiming civilian lives, including children.

In any case, Iranian attacks on Kurdistan are linked to settling political scores with the Kurds, especially after their success in local elections in Kirkuk. The Iraqi government's decision to reach an agreement with the Kurdish region on the general budget and recent positive developments in the relationship between Kurdistan and the Iraqi central government add to Iran's unease. Other reasons include pacifying the Iranian street after the attack on Kerman in Iran and the Iranian government's inability to handle the various issues it claims to champion, whether domestically or abroad, including Palestine and other matters.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party achieved a significant victory in the local council elections in Nineveh. The formation of local administration and the appointment of the governor now involve Kurds and Sunnis, the vast majority in the province. This Kurdish and Iraqi shift to regain administrative and economic control over the Nineveh region, including Mosul, is an additional factor Iran tries to exploit to undermine stability in the region. Iran seeks to impose compromise solutions, allowing it to appoint a governor for Nineveh, to maintain its control over the border with Syria and continue controlling resources in areas recently liberated from ISIS, living under the influence of Iranian militias.

Iran's violent behavior and continuous aggression against Kurdistan raise concerns about regional security and complicate the humanitarian situation in Kurdistan. The international community must intervene to ensure the rights and protection of Kurds from unjustified Iranian military escalation.

Escalating Side Conflicts in the Kurdistan Region:

In addition to military strikes, Kurdistan is witnessing a different form of escalation by Iran. It seeks to escalate side conflicts to destabilize the region and fuel tensions. This strategy relies on igniting ethnic and religious conflicts to influence political and security orientations in Kurdistan.

Kurds' Non-Involvement in Regional Policies:

Despite Iran's involvement in ongoing conflicts in the region, Kurds distance themselves from regional policies marked by escalation and tension. Kurds emphasize their independence and uniqueness as a culture and identity, refusing to engage in conflicts promoted by others. This stance reflects the Kurds' desire to maintain the safety of their region and focus on its development.

Impact of Escalation on Development in the Kurdistan Region:

These Iranian movements come in the context of hindering economic and political development in Kurdistan. Kurds suffer from limited trade in goods and economic instability due to continuous instability and security threats. The Iranian escalation adds extra pressure to the challenges faced by the Kurdistan Region, hindering its efforts to achieve economic and political progress.

Protecting the Kurdish Cause and Everyone's Responsibility:

It is clear that the Kurds hold rights and a history that deserves recognition and protection. Baghdad and the Iraqi government must take the lead in protecting this region from any external aggression. With Iran's hostile escalation and continuous threats, Baghdad bears full responsibility for protecting the Kurds and maintaining the region's safety. Neighboring countries, especially those sharing borders with the Kurdistan Region, must stand by the Kurdish people against security and economic challenges. They should bear their responsibilities in stopping Iranian escalation and ensuring the safety of the Kurdish people. Through cooperation and collaboration, a future based on peace and peaceful coexistence can be built.

In the urgent need for diplomatic solutions and the commitment of the world's nations to the rights and needs of the Kurds, the Kurdish situation remains a challenge requiring international intervention. The international community must intensify efforts to ensure the protection of Kurds and the people living in the region and provide the necessary support to achieve peace and justice in the area.

On its part, Iran must understand that its advances in invasion and interference in the affairs of neighboring countries constitute a violation of international laws, endangering the stability of the region. The international community should urge Iran to understand and commit to the rights of people, refraining from any escalation that could lead to further tensions.

In conclusion, seeking dialogue and cooperation among the involved parties remains the only way to achieve lasting stability and justice in the region. Committing to international laws and values that preserve the sovereignty and rights of nations is crucial to maintaining stability, security, and safety in the Kurdistan Region."

-By: Shiyar khaleal - levant news