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  6/3/2013, Sivan 25, 5773

Iraq Warns Israel on Using Airspace in Strike on Iran

The government in Baghdad has warned Israel that it would respond to any attempts by the Jewish state to use Iraqi airspace for a strike against Iran's nuclear program, according to a top Iraqi minister interviewed, Monday, by Agence France PresseThe remarks from Hussein al-Shahristani, deputy prime minister responsible for energy affairs, mark the first time a senior Iraqi official has publicly warned Israel against entering its airspace -- the most direct route -- to hit targets in Iran.

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