Tehran Tries To Scapegoat Kurds For Widening Rebellion

New York Sun

…Two anti-regime Kurdish-Iranian groups, Komala and the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran, are based in the Iraqi Kurdish area. Tehran seems intent on pinning the unrest on those groups. “It reinforces the regime’s narrative that the protest is foreign-controlled,” a senior researcher at United Against Nuclear Iran, Jason Brodsky, tells the Sun. The idea, he adds, is “to distract and deflect” from the nationwide anti-regime uprising. Yet, he adds, “the protesters see right through it.” The idea that outsiders instigate, finance, and control the unrest, then, may be honed for the ears of regime supporters, rather than its opponents.