Russia deal caused a dispute between Biden and al-Maliki

Russia deal caused a dispute between Biden and al-Maliki

On: Wednesday 10/24/2012 10:34 am

BAGHDAD – Alaa Mousa

A source close to the political adviser to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for the cause of the deal between Iraq and Russia other than the prime minister and adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State Joe Biden,

The source said in an interview with Jakoj that Maliki’s remarks that Iraq needs to aid Russia in the military sphere, and especially modern weapons to defend itself and that Russia may become a partner soon to Iraq in the investment of its natural resources and Iraq is interested in taking advantage of its resources for the reconstruction of infrastructure, “sparked resentment Biden, Maliki said In an interview when asked about the U.S. position on Iraq after its purchase of arms from Russia, said “Iraq does not consult with anyone in the political affairs and in the procurement of arms issues and oil.” and stressed that Iraq maintains a good relationship with the United States and Iran, stressing unwillingness Iraqi authority or the Iraqi people to live in a cycle of conflict. said that Iraq bought weapons from Russia stems from the needs of Interior and thus buy weapons it needs. adding that Maliki sent a letter to check on America considering a deal of Russian weapons are no substitute for the need for Iraq to arms U.S.,