The spokesman of the Change movement, an opposition group in Kurdistan accused the two major Kurdish parties of “systematic violations” against the group and its supporters. Shaho Saeed said his group will commit to civilized practices and maintain calm.
Responding to a question about the recent escalatory exchanged between Kurdistan and Baghdad Saeed said “I am not aware of an escalation. However, the rulers in Kurdistan may try to exploit nationalist notions. I think most of the Kurdish leadership policies show double standards. Most of government officials in Baghdad are Kurds. For example the president is a Kurd, the deputy PM is a Kurd, the foreign minister is a Kurd and the army chief of staff is a Kurd. Who is threatening Kurdistan then?”