Finance Minister: Iraq is moving to suspend large arms deals due to financial crisis

Written by SA

Date: 10/28/2015 19:41

Baghdad INA / Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari, said on Wednesday that the financial crisis pushing Iraq to the suspension of a major arms deals.

Zebari said in Investment Reuters summit in the Middle East, the security and defense his balance accounts for about 20 percent of the budget 2016, including the popular crowd expenses, so the government is moving to suspend large arms deals, he said, adding that the state will recruit ten thousand additional personnel from the crowd forces The tribal militants because their presence is necessary to fight the organization "Daash".

He continued, "The government's focus to improve the quality of the necessary weapons for this kind of war."