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Iraq thinking about buying Russian air defense systems s-400 “Triumph”. This writes The Wall Street Journal.
Member of the Committee on security and defence of the Iraqi Parliament, Karim Allawi told the publication that they need anti-aircraft system, and “the Americans a lot of times let them down, not helping in obtaining the right weapons”
He said that three months ago the representative of Iraq has already visited Russia and undertook a number of consultations, but what happened to the middle Eastern country into a political crisis with the subsequent resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi forced the parties to postpone further negotiations.
Now, in connection with the request of Baghdad, the American units to leave the country, Parliament authorized the Prime Minister to acquire the means of defense of any country, “Russia’s or whoever.”
9 January it was reported that the Iraqi government has returned to negotiations with Russia on the purchase of anti-aircraft missiles of the previous generation s-300. Missiles of this model are in service with the armies of neighboring Iraq, Syria and Iran. Another neighbor country, Turkey, has the latest Russian s-400. United States, Turkey’s ally in NATO, because of the deal with Russia refused to supply her the fifth generation fighter F-35.
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