Maliki .. Eye on Moscow and other third term
Date: Sunday 07/10/2012 10:09 AM

Baghdad / term
leave Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki tomorrow to Moscow on a visit described by observers as an attempt to get Russian support in his struggle with his political opponents who believed al-Maliki that they have the backing of influential parties within the administration.

But Maliki said a few days ago that "the invitation to me from Mr. Putin old, so the aim of the visit broader issue of agreeing on some weapons," the government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh has issued a statement saying, "The Prime Minister will discuss three important files will top talks Russian officials concentrated on research to develop political and economic relations and military. "

The Russian relations Iraqi have developed clear capped the longest visit by Minister alien to Moscow, a visit of the Minister of Defense Agency Saadoun al-Dulaimi, which lasted a full month, sources close to the Russian Foreign confirmed that Minister Dulaimi carrying a special message from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to Russian President Putin explaining the position of Iraq from the current events in Syria and exposed Iran from Western pressures .. As carried the message a proposal to establish a strategic alliance military and economic between Moscow and Baghdad are added to them later Tehran and Damascus, especially after the increasing role the Russian pro each of Tehran in its dispute with the world regarding its nuclear program, and its position on the Syrian regime, which still continues to support weapons, experts and equipment, as well as make it fail in the Security Council a lot of decisions in international would.
U.S. research centers of its own spotted Iraqi moves toward Moscow, where a number of reports indicated that al-Maliki to Putin came under the guidance of Tehran, which sees in Moscow an important ally in a region where political turmoil.
The reports indicated close to the Iraqi delegation that visited Moscow last July that Iraq signed a contract exceeding four billion dollars to buy Russian weapons include air defense system, and tanks and weapons infantry and fighter jets and helicopter gunships, as confirmed by The Washington Post for its part that Maliki wants the pressure on Americans to help him get a third term paper adds that waving Swear with Moscow is a warning message to Washington that they had it could lose Iraq if it wastes Maliki.
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