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Iraq is interested in purchasing infantry vehicles from Russia and in boosting Baghdad-Moscow military ties, Imad Al-Zuhairi, the military inspector for the Iraqi Ministry of Defence, said on Sunday.

“Iraqi Ministry of Defense [wishes] to be hand by hand with the Russian government and with the Ministry of Defense of Russia in air defense and infantry forces,” he said on the sidelines of the Army-2020 defense industry forum near Moscow.

“Yes, that is right,” the official said when asked if Iraq wants to purchase infantry vehicles from Russia.

He also said that Iraq wants to boost military cooperation with Russia and conduct drills to share experiences in combating terrorism.

“Exhibition is very nice, and is very good quality. It is clear message from Iraq to Russia. Russia has a good relationship and she offered military help to support … [due to the] situation in our country, we need help from Russia, and we are every year coming to the exhibition,” he added.

“To buy armor, to buy aircraft, to buy tanks, to buy everything … Land forces, some for ground forces, we are focused on troops. But I am a pilot, I need airplane, I need fighter, Su-57. Helicopters. We have many helicopters from Russia, Mi-35, Mi-28, Mi-17 … It is main [air] power in Iraq,” the official concluded.

 

Source: Sputnik

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A.H.
A.H.
2020-08-24 13:02
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First i shoud kik out of your country, the yankees, europe and NATO, illegal entity of israhell, Turky. They are the ennemy of Irak !!! It is not in your intrest that the ennemy have acces to your Russian defence system !!

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-27 10:50
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And then Turkey and Iran will have free hand for a Molotov/Von Ribbentrop pact to rob Iraq and both extend their islamofascist imperialism!
Great plan! It’s westerners who provided support to Iraq to crush the monster Iran created by backing the rise of Zarqawi’s ISIS after Soleimani smuggled him into Iraq in 2002