After meeting Maliki and Obama administration announced its intention to sell Iraq a second batch of F-16 fighter aircraft
Monday, 12 January 1 / December 2011 22:34
[Baghdad - where]
White House announced Monday that the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama notified Congress its sale to Iraq of a second batch of F-16 fighter aircraft. The announcement came in a statement issued by Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for the National Security Council after a joint press conference of President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Iraq had agreed with the United States on the purchase of 18 fighter aircraft F-16 and hit last September the first installment of the price. He said at the time that Iraq is already about $ 1.4 billion advance payment of the price of the deal is expected to be delivered next year
Officials say U.S. and Iraqi aircraft, a deal that will form the basis for the air sovereignty of Iraq and the Air Force is a vital component in the protection of Iraqi sovereignty and security against external threats, especially after the withdrawal of U.S. forces later this year.
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