Liberal bloc: we will achieve in the Russian arms deal

Liberal bloc: we will achieve in the Russian arms deal

10/2012 (19:49 pm)

BAGHDAD / Range / agencies

Liberal parliamentary bloc announced its intention to open an urgent investigation on arms deals with Russia and the Czech Republic. The leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr had criticized on Saturday the government contract deals with Russia and the Czech Republic on the purchase of arms viewing it as “a waste of money.”
According to Russian media, Moscow signed with Baghdad during the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki there earlier this month deals to sell weapons worth $ 4.2 billion, to become Russia’s biggest arms supplier to the country after the United States. , as well as agreed with the Czech Republic on the purchase of 24 helicopters newly manufactured aircraft in addition to 4 old was a gift to Iraq will be used for training purposes. The MP said the bloc Ali al-Timimi in a press statement received long a copy of it on Sunday that “mass is determined to open an urgent investigation on transactions concluded by the prime minister with Russia and the Czech Republic to arm the army during the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to these two countries.” He pointed out that “the country is going through crises political partners, particularly after those deals that has raised fears the political partners,” adding that “this transaction represents a waste of public money and funds of citizens.” For his part, denied a member of the security and defense committee in the House of Representatives Abbas al-Bayati, Sunday, news that talked about Iraq 20 aircraft mail from Serbia, believing that the purpose of the news “distortion” armament contracts with Russia and the Czech Republic. Abbas al-Bayati said in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “news that talked about buying Iraq 20 aircraft mail from Serbia baseless,” adding “we do not need this to the large number of these aircraft.” Al-Bayati said a deputy from the coalition of state law that “the country does not need to twenty aircraft to transport the mail the official and popular or mass,” adding that “talking about it interference and distortion contracts armament with Russia and the Czech Republic.” He Bayati said “20 aircraft an ineffective and do not need to this number, and Iraq is not State and wide area that we need under these aircraft, “adding that” Iraq needs a plane or planes to transport mail between Mosul and Basra The rest of mail as possible to convey by road because the distance is short for Atsngriq an hour or two. ” The embassy Serbian in Iraq announced, in October 14, for the processing of Iraq twenty aircraft of the type of Wasta used to transport mail between the provinces. As member of the Committee expressed the parliamentary security and defense of quitting, on 15 October now, surprise of government purchase an aircraft from Serbia, calling it “Bajeeb”, while engaging Committee demanded arms deals to be held with other countries. The Commission on Security and Defense Council of Representatives may defended, on 13 October, for armament contracts signed by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with Russia and the Czech Republic, while assured that the weapons will be imported defensive rather than offensive, confirmed that a delegation will visit the two countries after two weeks of the signing of the formulas The final of those contracts. It was announced, media advisor to Prime Minister Ali al-Moussawi, on 12 October, that Iraq and the Czech Republic have agreed to amend the terms of a contract to purchase 24 aircraft of the type L-159, and among that Prague will provide Baghdad with four planes for free, it was considered that the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Czech and meeting successful Bmsaouliha. And ended the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki his official visit to Moscow, where he arrived, October 8, at the head of the delegation of political and economic which he met Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, where directed, on Wednesday evening, October 10 to the Czech capital Prague on an official visit last for several days . And signed by Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, on October 9, with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov a memorandum of understanding for the political and diplomatic cooperation between the two countries, with Iraq’s request to help Russia for his release from the remainder of the provisions of Chapter VII. Russia announced on 9 October, it has signed deals to sell weapons worth $ 4.2 billion with Iraq, to become its biggest arms supplier after the United States. The Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported that the arms deal valued at $ 4.2 billion and is being negotiated include the MiG-29 aircraft, and 30 attack helicopter Mi -28, and 42 Pantsir – S 1, a missile systems – atmosphere. The MP of the Kurdistan Alliance Hassan Jihad confirmed, on October 10, that the Kurds are not opposed to contracts to be signed by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with the Russian government to supply Iraq with weapons, what was considered that the 29 MiGs does not threaten national security Kurdish. The government is seeking to arm the army all صنوفه, where contracted with a number of countries in the world arms manufacturing advanced, including the United States for the purpose of processing the army of armored vehicles and tanks advanced aircraft and helicopters and gunships, including the F16 and declared Office of the Adjutant General of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki, on May 13, that Iraq will receive the first batch of them in 2014.

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