Iraq Off Limits to Israeli Investments

(AFP/Yahoo) - Israel will not be allowed to take advantage of the liberalization of the Iraqi economy to penetrate the market, Iraqi officials said. "This is out of the question," interim Planning Minister Mahdi al-Hafez said Sunday at a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Dubai. "There is no intention to recognize Israel," added Adel Abdul Mahdi, a member of the Iraqi Governing Council who is leading the Iraqi delegation to the meeting.

2004-09-23 00:00:00

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