Iraq signed a contract to buy Russian arms worth one billion dollars

Iraq signed a contract to buy Russian arms worth one billion dollars

07/30/2014 17:43

Iraq signed a contract to buy Russian arms worth one billion dollarsAgencies –
Russian newspaper revealed, Wednesday, Iraq signed a contract worth one billion dollars with Russia for the supply of weapons, noting that the contract was concluded during the visit of Defence Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi agency to Moscow last week.

The newspaper “Vedomosti” in the Russian edition issued today, said that “a new batch of Russian weapons started to arrive in Iraq.”

The newspaper quoted sources in the military-industrial complex Russian confirmed that “during a visit by an Iraqi delegation to Moscow week Almaill chaired by the Minister of Defense Agency Saadoun al-Dulaimi, was signed contracts worth more than one billion dollars relating to the supply of large batches of Russian arms to Iraq, including artillery systems and guns mortar and ammunition, including rocket launchers 4 model of “TOS-1″.

The newspaper added that “Russia will sell to Iraq 2-3 battalions of Grad rocket launchers and a large amount of mortars and anti-tank missiles and other”.

The “Vedomosti” that “the Russian Defense Ministry said – in a statement – that the main objective of the visit of the Iraqi defense minister to Moscow was a military-technical cooperation.”

It is noteworthy that Iraq had bought in last June 5 warplanes Russian aircraft “Sukhoi -25″, and is in talks about the purchase of 10 fighter jets, “Sukhoi – 27-30.”

The paper says that “the cause of all these purchases of Russian weapons lies in the difficult situation in Iraq and the fierce battles waged by the Iraqi army against the factions of the Islamist militants of organizing the state of Islam in Iraq and the Levant” Daash “, which controls several months ago, large areas of the land of Iraq including the northern city of Mosul. ”

The United States announced on Wednesday, sold for five thousand missiles worth 700 million dollars, while suggesting that she handed Baghdad, 180 rockets of the type “Hellfire” This year, that 360 received another missile in August next.