Iraqi Russian arms deal: “suspicious” and demanding Maliki arrest

Parliamentary Integrity describes Iraqi Russian arms deal with “suspicious” and demanding Maliki her arrest


Palm – and described the Integrity Committee in the House of Representatives, Thursday, Iraqi Russian arms deal with “suspicious”, demand that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of her arrest, and re-negotiated by the Commission to be selected carefully.

Committee Chairman Bahaa al-Araji, during a press conference held today in the parliament building that Iraqi Russian arms deal suspicious, stressing that the Commission found in the semi corruption deal, and there was no evidence of that.

Araji noted that “his committee sent a letter to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki urging him to stop the deal,” and urged to “re-negotiate and contract through the Commission, to be selected carefully, professional and transparent.”

Iraq has signed and Russia in October 2012 arms deals worth $ 4.2 billion to become the last largest arms supplier him after the United States, as reported Vedomosti, Russian arms deal valued at $ 4.2 billion and is being negotiated include aircraft MiG-29 and 30 attack helicopters Mi – 28, and 42 Pantsir – S 1, a missile systems – atmosphere.

And ended the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in (12 October 2012), his official visit, which included Russia and the Czech Republic, where he arrived to Moscow in (8 October 2012), at the head of the delegation of political and economic which he met Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, before heading, (10 October 2012) to the Czech capital Prague on an official visit.

And raised the visit and arms deals mixed reactions by the Kurds where he made the Kurdistan Alliance, concern over deals armament held by the Iraqi government with Russia and the Czech Republic, calling to clarify the mechanisms of those transactions, while students not to exclude the Peshmerga forces which, while considered cleric Moqtada al-Sadr , arms deal “factional not national, and it is a waste of Iraqi money,” calling on parliament to verify those transactions, warned of the collapse of the country’s economy after the prime minister interventions work of the Central Bank.

The Iraqi government is seeking to arm the Iraqi 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, in ( May 13, 2012), that Iraq will receive the first batch of them in 2014.