Are differences between Sunni and Shi‘i Kurds a significant factor?
In the initial stages there were differences. The resistance in such places as Kermanshah and Bukan was much weaker than in the northern, more Sunni, parts of Kurdistan. But this all changed and even in Kermanshah there is now significant resistance. The one Iranian organization that does seem to be giving you support is the Mojahedin-e Khalq. Yes. We have had relations with them for years, and since the revolution we have had many meetings with them. They were not able to help us directly when the central government attacked us—they are a Shi‘i organization and are in a difficult situation themselves. It would not be true to say that we have a united front with them, but they do support the Kurdish people. Their paper, Mojahed, although circulating underground, has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Iran, around 200,000 copies. We supported Mojahdein leader Rajavi in the presidential election of January 1980, and we supported the 12-point program he advanced at that time. We