In April, 2009 I was part of the KRG All Party Parliamentary group's visit to northern Iraq. Whilst there we were taken to the new airport which had yet to open and I suggested, given the one mile runway, that Jeremy Clarkson might like to take a drive.
On my return to the UK, I contacted the producer of Top Gear and yesterday Clarkson and the crew made it.
This is what they said:
Jeremy Clarkson: "This is the Kurdistan part of Iraq, everybody is really friendly, frankly it's about as dangerous as Cheltenham."
Richard Hammond added: "I can honestly say I have never been anywhere more beautiful. It's movingly beautiful."