Integrity reveal evidence to confirm the existence of “significant corruption” in the arms deal?

Parliamentary Integrity reveal evidence to confirm the existence of “significant corruption” in the arms deal?


Palm – revealed the Integrity Committee in the House of Representatives, on Monday, for evidence to confirm the existence of “significant corruption” in Russian arms deal, saying that it had requested from the ministries of defense and foreign affairs to provide the names of the delegations that negotiated and contracted in this regard.

Committee Chairman Bahaa al-Araji told media that there is evidence confirms the existence of significant corruption arms deal, noting that including rejection of the negotiating team to inform the Iraqi embassy in Russia and his refusal to accompany him in the negotiations, as well as the arrival of the Russian delegation planes private not paid by the Iraqi government.

Araji said that we also addressed the Foreign Ministry in order to give us sufficient information from its ambassador in Russia, where he contacted the ambassador and gave us these directories, pointing out that the Commission wrote to the Ministry of Defence to provide the names of the delegations that were negotiated or contracted.

The Russian newspaper Kommersant revealed on Monday (12 November 2012), that Moscow had not received any information from Baghdad on changing the position of the arms deal, noting that Russia is negotiating with the Iraqi government to clarify its stance.

The media adviser to Prime Minister Ali al-Moussawi revealed on Saturday (November 10, 2012), that al-Maliki canceled a deal Russian arms more than $ four billion dollars, after returning from Moscow after suspicions of corruption, but he intends to renegotiate with Defense Minister agency Saadoun Dulaimi denied, canceled the deal, as he emphasized that he bears responsibility to the Iraqis on any suspicion of corruption.

In a striking development, announced the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, on Sunday (November 11, 2012), announced the launch of a public campaign to detect “spoilers” deal weapons and the draft of the ration card, threatening to “get radical changes in the government,” said failed to respond to popular demands, as he emphasized that corruption in the arms deal equivalent to 8% of the contract value.

As announced by the Parliamentary Integrity Committee Jaafar al-Moussawi, on Sunday, that his committee and demanded foreign and defense ministries to disclose the names of those involved Russian arms deal, saying that the statements made by Defense Minister Saadoun Dulaimi agency on blame for the deal does not give up the responsibility involved with corruption.

And decided to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in (November 6, 2012), and the dismissal and Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and the appointment of the Prefect of Moscow Sergei Shoigu instead of him, to enable security authorities to conduct an objective investigation scandals of financial corruption involving a number of ministry officials, also appointed by Russian President , (9 November 2012), Valery Gerasimov, for the post of Chief of the General Staff instead of Nikolai Makarov, who knows that he was the right hand of the Minister of Defense of the article.

Russia, announced in (9 October 2012), it has signed deals to sell weapons worth $ 4.2 billion with Iraq to become the largest arms supplier to 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 helicopter 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.

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.