Oct 7 2013
By Mohammed al-Salehi
Azzaman, October 7, 2013
Iraq has denied reports that its passports are of a low quality and easy to forge.
The Ministry of Interior said the passports currently in use were printed by “a certified international firm and are regarded as among the best in the region.”
In a statement the ministry said the passport, besides their electronic chips, had the finger prints of the holder.
The statement did not say which “international firm” had printed the passports but Iraq had to replace its passports several times since the 2003-U.S. invasion due to massive forgeries.
The statement came following reports in local press that in terms of quality Iraqi passports were the second worse travel documents in the world after those of Afghanistan.
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