Sadrists: the U.S. military is not serious about arming the Iraqi military

Sadrists: the U.S. military is not serious about arming the Iraqi military

08/26/2012

Palm – considered a member of the Commission on Security and Defense parliamentary leader of the Sadrist “of quitting” on Sunday, the U.S. military is not serious and honest intentions arming the Iraqi military, as he emphasized that it starts to move backward when it feels that the Iraqis began heading to other countries like Russia and China.

Said Zamili during permit media that the U.S. military is not serious and honest intentions arming the military, and the proof of this is that after the withdrawal of occupation there is no air force and air defense of Iraq, noting that Iraq could Bchbthat to build the nucleus of a simple air force and air defense.

Zamili added that the U.S. side when Yan Iraqis feel began to go to other countries like Russia and China begins to move in reverse, and gives carrots and some signs that the U.S. military will contribute to the reinforcement.

The Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called for, in (21 August now), during his meeting with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the U.S. government to accelerate the arming of Iraqi forces, helping to secure Iraq’s sovereignty, as he emphasized Dempsey United States is willing to discuss Iraq’s needs all in the field of defense as to ensure its unity and independence.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed, on the third of July, the Iraqi government’s desire to increase the number of F16 aircraft in the “near future” to protect Iraqi airspace, with the delegation of the company producing these latter model aircraft that had been contracted in the second meal.

The Iraqi government announced, in September of 2011, for the first payment of the value of F16 aircraft deal to the United States, while reported that the amount is a price for the purchase of 18 fighter of this kind, confirmed that Iraq is seeking to buy 36 aircraft.

The United States agreed U.S. (13 April 2011) to double the number of aircraft model F16 be sold to Iraq in conjunction with a visit by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for the U.S., believing that their decision was evidence of Iraq’s progress in the field of ensuring security, “and independence” .

The United States ended the U.S. presence in Iraq officially in December of the year 2011, nine years after the invasion of its military forces in 2003, and the overthrow of President Saddam Hussein, the decision of former U.S. President George W. Bush.

It is noteworthy that the current Iraqi army consists of 15 military band mostly infantry divisions estimated several members of around 350 thousand soldiers, and has no less than 140 tanks Abrams American newly manufactured, in addition to 170 Russian tanks and Hungarian-made, most of them in aid of NATO to the Iraqi government and hundreds personnel carriers and heavy artillery and rocket launchers, as well as a number of Russian helicopters and American-made, and a number of naval vessels in the port of Umm Qasr to protect Iraqi oil exports.
Source: nakhelnews