BUSH IMPOSES SANCTIONS ON PKK

PanARMENIAN.Net
02.06.2008 15:42 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ U.S. President George W. Bush on Friday imposed
sanctions on the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, aimed at denying
the rebel group access to the U.S. financial system.

The sanctions, from a U.S. drug trafficking law, also block any
transactions and trade involving American companies and individuals,
according to the White House. Bush designated four foreign individuals
and two other foreign entities subject to the sanctions.

The PKK has used a remote part of Iraq's largely autonomous region
of Kurdistan as a base to stage attacks inside Turkey in pursuit of
its goal of a Kurdish homeland in southeastern Turkey, Reuters reports.