November 10, Nadeem Zuaui. Iraq wants to bring in the latest Russian delegation to the renegotiation of a large agreement to purchase guns, said on Saturday a representative committee for defense and security in the Iraqi parliament Hassan Jihad.
Earlier on Saturday, it was reported that Iraqi authorities canceled a major transaction for the purchase of Russian weapons, namely, air defense systems, which was concluded in October during the visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
«Newcomer delegation will soon travel to Russia thanks to the efforts rendered anti-corruption committee of Parliament,» — said in an interview with the Arabic-language jihad website to RIA Novosti Anba Moscow.
In turn, the representative of the Iraqi parliament committee antikoruptsionnogo Khaled al-Alwani explained Anba Moscow, that MPs have signed an appeal to the Prime Minister, claimed in any action to stop the arms deal with Russia.
According to him, the Iraqi Organization for the Fight against Corruption warned that enters into a contract workers may be involved in corruption, and the transaction is suspect.
«The names involved in this deal will be made public in this case, if the data (on corruption) are confirmed,» — he added.
In late October, Iraqi MPs announced their intention to initiate a review of large procurement agreements weapons in Russia and the Czech Republic, which were signed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
First, last month al-Maliki during his visit to Moscow signed a package deal in the sphere of military-technical cooperation in the amount of 4.2 billion dollars. Later in October, the head of the Iraqi cabinet arranged with the Czech authorities for the purchase of 28 trainer aircraft L-159 in the amount of one billion dollars.
Iraqi MPs from opposition factions led government were outraged that the government failed to provide them in advance all the necessary information about these agreements. With all of this parliament confirmed that no objection to the deepening of relations with Russia and development, namely, military-technical cooperation.
Earlier, deputies of opposition factions in the Iraqi parliament urged the government not to sign important agreement for the country without the approval of MPs. In their opinion, the country is undergoing a severe economic and political crisis, should not spend big money to buy weapons.