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June 9, 2005
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An Iraqi Kurdish leader hinted that his country could seek to establish ties with Israel. “Relations with Israel are no crime, as many Arab countries have ties with the Jewish state,” Massoud Barzani, president of Iraq’s Kurdish province, told the Saudi newspaper Al-Hayat on Wednesday. “The moment an Israeli Embassy is opened in Baghdad, I will propose opening an Israeli consulate in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan.”

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