Oddities Russian-Iraqi weapons contract

Oddities Russian-Iraqi weapons contract

Cash contracts can subscribe, unsubscribe and often canceled after the signing. Naturally, rescission hurt hitting prestige both parties to the contract, because immediately begin to appear speculation that repealing side — inconsistent partner, whose future promises better not to trust, and the party, the purchase of products or services which proved revoked, arouses suspicion in terms of properties of the delivered products. This situation leads to countless misunderstandings between partners and allows us to pose the question of the effectiveness of subsequent business contacts. More complicated situation is in this case, when there friction between the parties to conclude a military-technical contracts, and with all this comes the application of a party to treaties that «one person» canceled.
Specifically, and left not so long ago in terms of implementation of the contract for the supply of Russian weapons to Iraq, totaling about 4.2 billion dollars. Russian side had put the Iraqi army helicopters Mi-28N and complexes «Armour-1C.» With all of this treaty itself was signed October 9, 2012 at a specific participation of Prime Ministers of 2-Dmitry Medvedev and Nouri al-Maliki. And this agreement was called the greatest agreement between Moscow and Baghdad since both were in power so called democratic forces. It would seem that the military-technical cooperation between Russia and Iraq again gaining momentum and looks promising.
But then zabugornye news agencies, namely AFP («France-Presse»), suddenly released material that thundered like thunder in the midst of the blue. The article quoted a representative Iraqi government, Ali Mousavi, that Iraq has decided to cancel the transaction with the Russian military-technical enterprises, because the deal suddenly found some corrupt element. On which side of this apparent corruption component, sire Mousavi did not specify, so giving rise to numerous reflections that are likely the root of evil corruption sat down somewhere in Moscow, and therefore Iraq at the last moment decided to retire from the deal with Russia .

But the actions that followed immediately right behind Mousavi statements, showed that the Iraqi government virtually every minister and his representative may be a separate world, which he can claim extrapolating it to the entire Cabinet. Namely, an urgent press conference convened Iraqi Defense Minister al-Dulaimi. According to him, the deal with Russia goes according to plan, and of any cancellation of the contract question. Al-Dulaimi convinced the audience that in fact there was a delay in sending the documents signed with the Russian military-technical agreement in the Anti-Corruption Committee, and this delay is not in fact fatal to continue efforts to fulfill duties.

At the same time, the Russian Cabinet of Ministers and in the office of «Rosoboronexport» said that no official papers from Baghdad about the cancellation of the contract from the Iraqi side did not come, and work to implement the plans of military-technical cooperation between countries with 2 underway.

It would seem that the incident is over and it is time to put an end these proceedings, with all this questioning regardless of Ali Mousavi, but in fact from history will be continued. It was due to the continuation of the words of a member of the Anti-Corruption Committee of Iraq, which has been discussed above, and to fit the required documents have not arrived. Khalid Alwani, and he specifically from among the representatives of the parliamentary anti-corruption services in Iraq and made statements, namely, noted that the organization he represents, claimed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to stop the execution of the contract. According Alwani, the anti-corruption agency has been determined that the conclusion of the contract on the part of Iraq are powerful works that, quote: «may be zameshena in corrupt practices.»

After Khalid Alwani statements made by the same representative of the defense of the parliamentary committee Hassan Jihad, who said that in recent years from Baghdad to Moscow will focus newcomer delegation that accepted the role, so speak out in the agreement signed anew on new criteria. What will these new conditions, it is not clear, but what is clear is that all these perturbations with suspensions nepriostanovkami-work contract does not appear to the case.

On this occasion, political analysts have expressed several possible circumstances of the incident. As is seen as central to pressure from the U.S. partners in Iraq. The fact that the U.S. sell weapons to Iraq in the amount of nearly 12 billion dollars, and could sell more if it was not the wish of the Iraqi government to make purchases more than a cheap and undemanding to use Russian technology military use. Of course, that Washington could not miss a deal by itself, which would bring the U.S. budget surplus billion not in the spirit of all that we have, you know, the full program there otdemokratizirovali, and all of you continue to «outfit» in military terms, in Russia … At the Great Brother Iraqi svezhevyleplennyh such acts of what was called the authorities just bewilderment. That had to urgently find a reason for legal claims to the platform at the conclusion of the contract. If not for the thought of corruption component, you could browse to find bad seal and signature in the wrong places.

But although the South American lobby in this case it is entirely possible, Iraq, in fact, was in a situation when Russia and he can not show their own violent Habit. Should not forget the new Iraqi control, that our homeland is not so long ago wrote off a multibillion-dollar debt to Iraq. Yes — let the debt written off for supplies guns still «regime» of Saddam Hussein, but unless there in terms of doing international business is a different matter. As you know, good turn deserves another, and if this debt was written off, it is necessary and in response to a constructive step. And such a step could be completely so the conclusion of the Russian-Iraqi contracts worth 4.2 billion dollars without any insinuations.
There is, however, another version of why the Iraqis started Divination by daisy in the plan to «repeal — do not cancel.» This version comes down to the fact that in Baghdad concerned so resonant changes in senior management Russian Ministry of Defense. Iraqi authorities could totally come up with the idea that if the contracts were concluded with the ancient guide the Defense Ministry, which were implicated in corruption scandals, it may be, it has put his hand to Russian-Iraqi agreement. As they say, trust but inspects. And if so, then what is difficult Iraqis blame or if corruption loopholes have been identified and will not be, and you can just renew the contract. Naturally, the jitters will be, but then, as they say, nothing personal — just business. Iraqis are not the first, and they did not, perhaps, the last …

In general, it remains to wait for the latest Iraqi delegation in Moscow, and how smoothly will be the new consultation on the implementation of contractual obligations. If the situation will take place fairly quiet, it is likely to cause, indeed, was suspected of corruption, but if a scandal breaks out harsh, it will act as the version that corruption suspicions were justified, and that a Russian-Iraqi agreement try and put a hand on the other side of the Atlantic.
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