Kurdistan: organizations protesting the purchase of Iraq F16 fighter jets

Kurdistan: organizations protesting the purchase of Iraq F16 fighter jets

28/08/2012 13:19

Arbil August 28 / August (Rn) – A number of organizations and centers and civic associations Kurdistan, for protesting the conclusion of the Iraqi government deal from the United States to buy fighter jets F16. already for the Iraqi government announced that during the month of July in 2011 it allocated a budget doubling to buy 36 aircraft of the type “F16″ instead of 18 aircraft that Iraq had decided to buy in the beginning, and confirmed on September 27 / September to pay the first installment of the purchase price to the United States. said Sipan Salim, a spokesman of those organizations and associations that reached the 20 organizations and associations notably youth organization Kurds for the poll, research and organization hater, during a press conference that “the citizens in the region reject the deal, which was concluded between Washington and Baghdad to provide recent fighter fighter model F16, at a time when a number of countries in the region for asylum regulations to use fighter warplane against its own citizens. ” and added sound that “the world is moving today to ban heavy weapons, while seeking the Iraqi government to buy fighter jets F16 at a time when it faces no external threat to the sky and the country’s borders,” pointing out that “it was better to the Iraqi government to use the funds allocated by the deal buy those fighters to eradicate terrorism in the country and the provision of services and the reconstruction of economic infrastructure, as was the government can buy civilian aircraft that money to serve its citizens. ” He added by saying that “the fears and apprehensions Kurds buyout Iraq fighters warship stems from long suffering with Iraqi regimes successive which was to resort to the use of flight war against them. ” was Anwar Hama Amin commander Iraqi Air Force had announced on the ninth of this month for receipt of Iraq for the meal the first fighter F16 in September / September of the year 2014, that receives the second meal of those fighters in March / March of 2015 and meal final by the end of 2016. considered planes “F16″ produced by a group of companies “General Dynamics” and exported to about twenty countries, combat the most sophisticated and the most widely used in the world. From: Faryad Mohammed, see: Aso Haji

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