America warns Iraq against buying Russian S-400 missiles

America warns Iraq against buying Russian S-400 missiles

2018/2/23 16:23

America warns Iraq against buying Russian S-400 missilesThe US State Department has warned the Iraqi authorities and other countries of the consequences of concluding deals to buy Russian weapons, according to the CAATSA.
“The United States is talking to many countries, including Iraq, to ‚Äč‚Äčexplain the significance of the law and the possible implications for these countries to have defensive deals,” State Department spokesman Heather Neuert said in response to a question about the possibility of Baghdad acquiring S-400 Russian air defense systems. With Russia. ”
“I do not know whether the deal was signed between Iraq and Russia on the S-400 systems or not,” Nuert said.
China was the first foreign buyer of that defense system from Russia under a contract signed in 2014.
Russia signed an agreement to supply Turkey with missile defense systems of the same style late last year.
The Russian ambassador to Iraq, Maxim Maximov, announced on February 8 that the Russian side is ready to discuss the possibility of supplying Iraq with an anti-aircraft system of the “S-400″, expressing the hope that Baghdad to request in this regard, as well as to buy other weapons .is over

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