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Israel to remove Iraq from enemy states list

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon signed a decree to remove Iraq from Israel's list of enemy states by the end of March.

The decree allows for commercial trade to take place between Israel and Iraq.

It should be noted that the list of enemy states under Israeli law includes Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The decree comes on the back of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s disclosure on January 6 that three Iraqi delegations, including senior Sunni and Shiite figures, secretly visited Israel in late 2018.

Following the revelation of the Iraqi delegations’ visits to Israel, Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohamed al-Halbousi instructed the formation of a committee to investigate the claims.

 

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