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Iraq's Kurds Deny Hosting Israeli Intelligence Operatives
Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/5/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 05/13/2012 2:03:04 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

The government of Iraq's Kurdish region fired back on Saturday over allegations by Iranian officials that Kurdistan was hosting members of the Israeli intelligence, AFP reported.

In recent weeks, Iran's consul in the regional capital of Arbil, Azim Hosseini, said Israeli spies were using Kurdistan as a base to gather information and operate against Iran. Kurdish authorities dismissed the allegations as being "untrue."

"This is not the first time that Iranian officials are saying this without presenting evidence or reasons," the Kurdish regional government said in a statement.

"The government is not able to be quiet faced with these accusations anymore, so we confirm to the public there are no centers or offices of Israel in Kurdistan, and we deny this accusation," the statement read. "This is an attempt to draw Kurdistan into the fight between Israel and Iran, and we do not want to be part of this," it said.

On May 5, Hosseini alleged that Iranian security agencies had found evidence that "Israelis are in Kurdistan, and they are working against Iran."

"Israelis are working under different passports and names and banners," he told Safil, a Kurdish weekly published in Arbil.

On April 21, Iranian MP Esmaeel Kosari told Al-Alam, an Iran-based Arabic-language news channel, that Kurdistan and Azerbaijan "should know that the presence of the Zionist regime on their soil will be harmful to them."

"The neighbouring nations should not allow this regime to have any activities against Iran," he said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; israel; kurdistan; kurds; mossad; waronterror
Mossad got my memo.
1 posted on 05/13/2012 2:03:16 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.


2 posted on 05/13/2012 4:46:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eleutheria5

There is a difference between cousins and it is.
Get four Jews together and you’ill get six different solutions to the problem’
Get four Arabs together and you’ill get eight different conspiracies as to why it happened.


3 posted on 05/13/2012 5:08:16 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: Eleutheria5

Iraq’s Kurds Deny Hosting Israeli Intelligence Operatives

Although that’s not a bad idea....


4 posted on 05/13/2012 6:14:45 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Eleutheria5

Can’t understand why they would blame the PKK when this was clearly done by the MEK.


5 posted on 05/16/2012 10:32:55 PM PDT by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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To: Pride_of_the_Bluegrass

Yes. In league with several chipmunks.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 1:59:21 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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