STOCKHOLM, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Iranian opposition groups must be more active in all social and civil movements, said Abdullah Mohtadi, Secretary General of the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan.
The remarks were made at the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran's annual conference, which took place in Stockholm May 17-18.
Komala is an Iranian-Kurdish political party that stands for a democratic Iran, where the rights of Iranians and Kurds are preserved and safeguarded. Mohtadi was the keynote speaker for the final panel at the conference, which discussed how to unite the Iranian democratic opposition.
"Parties such as Komala who are fighting for a free, federal and democratic Iran must take action inside and outside of Iran," said Mohtadi. "It is important to have an open dialogue between opposition groups in order to help bolster the fight for a free Iran that treats all citizens equally, and grants human rights."
Mohtadi said Iranian opposition groups – internally and externally – should be more active. Outside of Iran, it is crucial for opposition groups to reach out to each other and find an understanding that can unite them in the strive for a federal democratic Iran.
The Iranian regime's policies are harmful to Iran and the broader Middle East region, and social needs within Iran must be addressed, said Mohtadi. Opposition groups working together to bring this change will help.
The Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran is an umbrella organization founded in 2005. The Komala party played a leading role in establishing the organization. Members of the organization believe that Iran belongs to all of its people and nationalities, a right that has thus far been denied.
SOURCE Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan