US State Department: Iraq is committed to building a strong security relationship with us

US State Department: Iraq is committed to building a strong security relationship with us

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:38:40

US State Department - Iraq is committed to building a strong security relationship with usA statement issued by the US State Department spokesman confirmed that , thanks to good training and preparation and fire coalition forces managed to Iraqi forces, including the Peshmerga forces, from the expulsion Daesh of the major cities and almost prevented him from re – grabbing areas.
The spokesman pointed out that the weapons approved by the ministry in the foreign military sales program sales (FMS) amounted to about $ 22 billion since 2005, and said that Iraq showed purchase US equipment “commitment to building a strong security and defense relations between the two countries.”
He pointed to a deal to buy ammunition, missiles, tanks and equipment entered into by the parties in 2016 under this program.
The ministry said that Congress provided funds worth two billion dollars to Iraq under the Foreign Military Financing Program (FMF) since its introduction in 2012, and was initially earmarked to support the army and security forces, and with the emergence of al Daesh in 2014 have been re – direct these funds to the fight against terrorism by providing Iraq ‘s missiles, ammunition and equipment.
The statement added that 10 Iraqis are currently receiving training courses in English language and a variety of military exercises other.
The Washington has trained more than 18 thousand element in the Kurdish forces, and is scheduled to receive the Kurdish units that are trained in this program the same weapons, equipment and vehicles obtained by the Iraqi army.

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