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MP confirms arrest of PKK No. 2 man

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, August 14, IRNA -- Number two man of the terrorist group PKK has been arrested by Iran’s security forces, Chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said here on Sunday.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of Majlis open session on Sunday, he described the operations as very significant and said that the group has adopted a defensive position and it will have no impact on Iranian forces’ situation.

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is a Kurdish militant organization which has since 1984 been fighting an armed struggle against the Turkish government for an autonomous Kurdistan and greater cultural and political rights for the Kurds in Turkey. The group was founded on 27 November 1978 and was led by Abdullah Ocalan.

Turning to violation of human rights in the UK, Boroujerdi said that the recent developments in England contradict London's claims of respecting human rights.

Despite its claims of observing citizens' rights and people's freedom, the country does not heed the popular protests and it has so far killed six people and arrested hundreds, Boroujerdi said.

He contended that the country should surrender to popular demands.

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