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Russia Ships Arms to Iraq

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Nouri al-Maliki meets with George W. Bush.

Nouri al-Maliki meets with George W. Bush. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Russia has begun shipping arms to Iraq under a historic multi-billion-dollar contract signed between Baghdad and Moscow last year.

Ali al-Musawi, top media advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, told Russia Today on Thursday that the agreement “entails primarily weapon shipments to combat terrorism.”

Baghdad and Moscow signed the $4.3-billion contract in October 2012, making Russia Iraq’s largest arms supplier after the US, but Iraqi authorities announced a month later that the deal had been annulled over Maliki’s concerns about “corruption” within his own team.

However, Anatoly Isaykin, the director general of Russia’s state-run arms trader Rosoboronexport

 

http://theiranproject.com/blog/2013/10/18/russia-begins-shipping-arms-to-iraq/

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

October 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

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