Maliki: Iraq hopes to support Russia in the fields of defense and arms

Maliki: Iraq hopes to support Russia in the fields of defense and arms

Monday 8 October 2012

Follow-up – and babysit – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Iraq hopes to get the support of Russia in the fields of defense and arms, pointing out that his visit to Moscow is not about to buy weapons only.
He said in a press conference held during his visit to Moscow today that “some believe that his visit to Moscow summed up buying weapons is that it is never that way.”

He added that “Iraq without doubt hopes to get the support of Russia in the fields of defense and arms,” stressing “the need to acquire Iraq on weapons that would enable it to defend itself against terrorism.”

Maliki stressed that “Iraq needs modern weapons are essential to the fight against terrorism in the various mountain and desert conditions.” And on the position of the United States from Iraq after buying arms from Russia said that “Iraq does not consult with anyone in the political affairs and in the procurement of arms and oil issues.”

Maliki stressed that “Iraq maintains a good relationship with the United States and Iran,” noting “the unwillingness of” the Iraqi authorities or the Iraqi people to live in a cycle of conflict. ”

And that “Iraq purchased weapons from Russia stems from the needs of Interior and thus buy weapons he needs.” Part Sources journalist Russian that “is expected to meet Maliki Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday next.” And added that “al-Maliki will be with his Dmitry Medvedev tomorrow talks on military and technical affairs. ”

Al-Maliki arrived in the Russian capital Moscow today on an official visit.

Mentions that he had discussed last Wednesday with the Supreme Committee for External Relations visit to each of the Federal Republic of Russia and the Czech Republic.
Source: alrayy