US Secretary reveal its weapons sales to Iraq
Political Since 03.23.2017
at 09:27 (Baghdad time)
Baghdad balances News
The US State Department revealed that Washington issued for Iraq, since 2005, various types of weapons and military equipment with a total value exceeding $ 22 billion.
According to a special statement issued by the ministry on military-technical cooperation between the United States and Iraq, the government in Baghdad covered the "vast majority" of US arms supply operations, using money from Iraq's budget.
US State Department indicated that the talk about the purchase of weapons by the Iraqi government directly from the United States government, as the Iraqi government purchased from the United States, during the year 2016.36 fighter "F-16" and a host of ammunition packs subsidiaries, including models of rockets "AIM-9M Sidewiner" and "AGM-65 Maverick", as well as 141 tanks "M1A1" model, and 24 helicopters "IA407 model", and 9 military transport aircraft of the type "C-130".
The Iraqi army also received from the United States on the quantities of surplus weapons and military equipment, including 300 large car armored anti-mine-type "MRAP", helicopters and "OH-58", and artillery howitzer.
The United States confirmed in a statement "its commitment to the strategic partnership with Iraq and its people, and its quest to improve the security conditions and support for the sovereignty of Iraq and the defeat of Daesh and other terrorist organizations" .anthy 29 / A 43
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