Iraq gives preference to Washington in arms deals?

Iraq gives preference to Washington in arms deals?


Palm – noted the U.S. Embassy in Iraq to the presence of deals arms to “billions of dollars” between Washington and Baghdad include military equipment varied, stressing that Baghdad give priority to American weapons in transactions, and two days after the signing of the Baghdad Convention on the massive purchase of weapons from Russia.

The embassy spokesman said the network “CNN” American response to a question about the position of the deal with Russia: to point out that the Iraqi government has repeatedly stressed that it is preferable to the United States as a partner in relation to the objectives of arms.

He pointed spokesman American Embassy to the presence of 467 orders arms Iraqi of America worth $ 12.3 billion, adding saying: We support fully the efforts of buying Iraq equipment compatible with the needs legitimate defense, and we are committed to working with him to implement transactions military equipment as soon as possible.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, has visited Moscow this week for a working visit during which he met with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and President Vladimir Putin, on the occasion of this visit, according to a media of the Russian government that Iraq has signed arms deals totaling $ more than $ 4.2 billion with Russia in the second half of this year.