Australia denies cooperation with PKK
Australian prime minister confirmed soldiers are due to be sent to Iraq and Kurdistan Region to fight against the militants of the Islamic State (IS) but denied his state’s cooperation with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Speaking with local AAP News Agency Tony Abbot said Australian Special Forces will be sent to Kurdistan Region and they will only work with Iraq’s central government and the Kurdish government in the north and would not cooperate with any other party or group.

He went on to say that he has received guarantee that only Kurdish forces of Peshmerga would use the arms Australia is planned to send to the region.

Australia put the PKK in terror list in 2003 and some opposition officials have expressed their worry about the PKK receiving the weapons.

News Code: 8396  |  Date: 2014/09/17  |  Time: 13 : 25

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