Defense Minister: we will adopt a modern and developed strategies for training and diversification in the import of arms
On: Wednesday 02/08/2012 18:54

Baghdad (news) .. said Iraqi Defense Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi, agency, diversification is required in the import of weapons during the next phase, indicating that the ministry will adopt the modern and developed strategies in training and armament.

Dulaimi said in a speech, attended by reporter Agency (news) on Wednesday evening, and during his meeting with his North Korean counterpart: that Iraq will be adopted during the next stage of diversification in the import of arms is not the United States, but also from different countries and specializes in the manufacture of weapons, indicating the following: that the need for Iraq to the diverse and sophisticated weapons are urgently needed so as not to Iraq at a time, to the corner of one arm.

Dulaimi said: that Iraq will be adopted during the next phase strategies developed in arming and training, indicating the following: that Iraq had become a military force empowered to defend the sovereignty and security of Iraq.

The defense minister said Korean clubs for any: that the official visit to Iraq reveal the existence of significant cooperation between Korea and Iraq, saying: that his country hopes to be there in the future relations of greater cooperation not only on the military level, but even at the level of economic and commercial , indicating the following: that Korea hopes to benefit from the experience of Iraq Korean troops since they specialized in manufacturing advanced weapons.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed, on the seventh of May 2011, they summoned the Ukrainian ambassador in Baghdad to inquire about the rumors of corruption in a deal arming concluded between Iraq and Ukraine, calling any one had the information or documents proving the existence of manipulation in prices to be submitted, while the Ambassador of Ukraine that there are no doubts about the preparation and implementation of these contracts.

And accuse the Sadr movement, in the 22 April 2011, the United States of seeking not to equip the Iraqi army with weapons capable of confronting al Qaeda and insurgents, while referring to contracts signed with Serbia, Croatia and Romania on the arms, confirmed that he will be the conclusion of further contracts for the supply Iraq with aircraft and weapons specialist after deduction of the security ministries.

The Iraqi government announced on 14 February 2011, to postpone the purchase of aircraft, F 16 and to transmit the amount allocated to him to support the ration card, while the committee said in Parliament that the transfer of $ 900 million was allocated for the purchase of aircraft in support of the ration card, came because of the budget deficit.

The Czech government announced, in April 19, 2011, it will be before the Iraq offensive 36 aircraft and a number of modern helicopters, during the visit of Czech Prime Minister to Baghdad next month.

The leadership of the Iraqi Air Force announced last year seeking to buy about 96 aircraft (F16) until the year 2020, however, that the Iraqi government announced on October 25, 2010 not being able to sign a deal to aircraft F-16 to the end of the powers granted to it, while stressing the need for Iraq strong air force to protect its sovereignty.

It is noteworthy that the current Iraqi army is composed of 14 Army divisions, mostly infantry divisions estimated many of its members more than 300 thousand, and has the army, about 170 Russian tanks and the Hungarian made, most of them in aid from NATO to the Iraqi government, as well as a number of helicopters, Russian and American-made, and the number of naval vessels in the port of Umm Qasr to protect the export of Iraqi oil. / Finished / 3. Q. P /