First Page : Washington prevent Baghdad from buying Russian weapons

Evidence / follow-up said director of the Center for Global Trade Analysis weapons expert Igor Korothenko yesterday that the United States will prevent Iraq from importing large shipments of Russian weapons. The expert said that Russian arms sales to Iraq during the past four years amounted to 246 million U.S. dollars while the U.S. arms sales to Iraq 6.56 billion dollars. Pointing out that Iraq has not contracted to buy Russian weapons during the years 2012 - 2015. This means that the United States controls on Iraqi imports of weapons. As an expert in the Oriental Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Sotinekov it through to the newspaper Vedomosti hope not oppose the United States to conclude Iraq arms deal with Russia, saying that the United States sees an interest in stabilizing the situation in Iraq. Media reports said earlier that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will discuss during his visit to Moscow the possibility of buying Russian weapons totaling $ 5 billion U.S. dollars. And confirmed Russian newspapers from source institution mic Russian had been preparing an agreement to supply weapons to Iraq. At information to the paper, Defence Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi visited Russia early last summer and had a look on the products a number of factories Military Production Russian including MiGs.