Visits to Israel by Iraqi Officials Stir Controversy

Visits by Iraqi officials to Israel announced by the Jewish state stirred controversy Monday in Iraq, where the deputy parliamentary speaker demanded a probe to identify those who crossed a ‘red line’.

Israel’s foreign ministry said on Twitter on Sunday that three Iraqi delegations visited Israel in 2018, and details were also later released by media.

Baghdad does not recognize Israel, and is technically in a state of war with it.