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Clarification from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Spokesperson

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - The Kurdistan Regional Government in a statement today rejected assertions made in a tweet by an Israeli government official which implied the presence of Israeli citizens or assets in the Kurdistan Region.

The Kurdistan Regional Government responded as follows:

“Recently, the Spokesperson to Arab Media in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office, Ofir Gendelman, referred in a tweet to the possibility of the Islamic Republic of Iran targeting Israeli citizens in several states, including in Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and the Kurdistan Region. We hereby affirm, as we have several times in the past, that Israel has no assets or citizens in the Kurdistan Region. We are disappointed by these false claims and reject these reckless statements, regardless of the intention behind them.”

Dr Jotiar Adil
Kurdistan Regional Government