Washington reveal arms deals with Baghdad to "billions of dollars" and supports the "Russian defenses"

Saturday, October 13 1 / Okrudolf 2012 09:09
Twilight News / revealed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad for a arming deals with "billions of dollars" between Washington and Baghdad include diverse military equipment, saying that Baghdad give priority of American Besvqatha weapons.And ended the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki signed an agreement to buy a huge weapons from Russia more than $ 4 billion, followed by a visit to the Czech Republic to supply training aircraft.The embassy spokesman said "CNN" American seen by " Twilight News ", in response to a question about the position of the deal with Russia that" the Iraqi government has repeatedly stressed that it is preferable to the United States as a partner in relation to the objectives of arms. "He pointed to the presence of 467 Iraqi arms orders from America worth $ 12.3 billion.The support Iraq's efforts to buy equipment compatible with its legitimate defense needs and "we are committed to working with him to implement military equipment deals as soon as possible."Analysts believe that Maliki's visit to Russia and the Czech Republic aims to accelerate the arming of the Iraqi army in case of any emergency that might happen in the region, particularly if they dropped the regime of Syrian President. Baghdad fears the unrest moved to the country.Iraq was a closed area in front of the Russian defense industry after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and toppled Saddam one of the biggest buyers of Russian arms.MVA