Leaders of Iran's Kurds are waiting a reply from the Ruling Revolutionary Council on the latest proposal for Kurdish autonomy.
Leaders of Iran's Kurds are waiting a reply from the Ruling Revolutionary Council on the latest proposal for Kurdish autonomy. the eight-point plan, worked out by the Kurds, was presented to a three-man government peace mission sent in to Kurdistan to try to work out a settlement. The peace initiative coincided with an upsurge of fighting in the Kurdish town of Baneh raising new fears about the strength of the current ceasefire.
SYNOPSIS: The peace mission went to the western Kurdish town of Mahabad with the offer of what was termed Limited Self-Rule for the Kurdish People. It was seen as the most serious peace effort yet by the government. But the Kurds are demanding full autonomy and that's the basis of their eight-point peace formula. The Secretary General of the Kurdish Democratic Party, Abdul Rahman Ghasemloo, says the government must recognise the autonomy demands.