"Weapons of Mass Deception"


Iran warns Iraq of Israeli agents in Kurdish north

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Iran said Sunday that although it wasn’t able to confirm reports that Israeli agents have been operating in the Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, Iraqi officials should “pay attention”.
“Regarding the presence of Israeli forces in northen Iraq, we have also heard some things,” foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi told reporters.
“We hope this news is a lie and that Iraqi officials pay attention to the sensitivities of neighbouring countries,” he warned, adding the matter was the subject of “protests” by several states on the sidelines of an Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) gathering in Turkey.
Although Asefi said “our proof is only based on reports”, he warned that any Israeli presence in northern Iraq “is not something that the Islamic and regional nations would accept, because Israel is an enemy of the region.”
Allegations that Israeli agents have been operating in Iraq’s Kurdish areas has been circulating for several months.
On Saturday, Mustafa Feki, a leading Egyptian MP charged that Israel had taken advantage of the U.S. war on Iraq and the political turmoil in the country, to deploy large numbers of it agents there to spy on Iran and Syria.
“They can deny it all they like but it’s the reality,” said Mustafa Feki, the chairman of the Egyptian parliamentary foreign affairs committee and a leading member of the ruling National Democratic Party of President Hosni Mubarak.

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