Website of "Made us" has already reported on the conclusion of a large contract with Iraq for the supply of arms:
The other day, the story had a sequel.
Brief history of the issue. In October last year, the Kremlin press service reported that Russia and Iraq during the visit of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Moscow signed a package agreement on military-technical cooperation in the amount of $ 4.2 billion (see photo).
The reaction of our "partners" was nervous. Dug the press at the time. Here, for example, the publication of a VeteransToday "Iraq Buys Russian Weapons":
"Excuuuuuuuuuuse Me," as comedian Steve Martin yells in his show. I thought Iraq was the United States' client and would buy American, and if not, then NATO weapons. These are not just simple pistols and ammo, either! The sale includes 30 front line all weather attack helicopters and sophisticated surface to air missiles. America has lost Iraq to the Russians and Putin's Russia did not fire a shot. This is a monumental defeat for the Americans and the whole world knows it; except Americans, of course.
In my free translation it reads:
"Semen Semyonitch!" — In the words of our famous comedian. I think Iraq is our customer and will now only buy American, or at least NATO … ***! this is not just some pistols! Russian supplies include 30 all-weather attack helicopters and most complex defense systems. America is not just a lost Iraq — is an epochal defeat the Americans and the whole world knows it very well and knows. Except for the Americans, of course!
But this tie stories.
Then followed what rustling under the carpet and that on November 10 the Western media, with reference to the representative of the Iraqi government, Ali Mousavi spread information that the Iraqi leadership has canceled an agreement with Russia for the purchase of weapons worth $ 4.2 billion because of suspicions of corruption. Frankly, I did not expect that here our "partners" will give up without a fight clearing. It is expected maneuver.
And now, a happy ending:
"The Iraqi delegation initialed in Russia a few days ago, a new defense agreement that includes severe and moderate technique for the same amount that has been designated in the previous contract expired as a result of corruption," — said Iraqi MP from the bloc "state law," Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Ali al-Sala, RIA Novosti:
"The Iraqi delegation initialed in Russia a few days ago, a new defense agreement that includes severe and moderate technique for the same amount that has been designated in the previous contract expired as a result of corruption," — said the deputy.
He added that the new deal "more technological, Iraq focused on weapons for the Air Force, including helicopters, precision instruments, radar, because they do not have at the moment of the present system of defense."
The Iraqi side also led to a new agreement not to transfer to a third party in the Russian region of technologies delivered under the contract of Russian weapons and agreed to include in the contract an additional four helicopters. Russia is obliged under the new agreement to deliver weapons to the Iraqi side during the current year, the MP said.
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