The Iraqi government has made a decision to purchase the S-400 missile systems from Russia, Iraqi Ambassador to Moscow Haidar Mansour Hadi said at a press conference following the eighth meeting of the Russian-Iraqi intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation held in Baghdad on April 23-25.

“As for the missile defense systems, the government has made a decision, it wants to purchase the S-400,” he said.

The S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) is the most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system that went into service in 2007.

It is designed to destroy aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, including medium-range ones, and can also be used against ground objectives. The S-400 system can engage targets at a distance of 400 km and at an altitude of up to 35 km.

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George King

The USA will be so Happy.

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Iraq even more when they’ll stop receiving spare-parts for their aircraft, tanks, IFVs, etc…At $85M per brand new F-16V, I’m sure they will love to see theirs grounded.
Moreover, at the present day, I’ll neither buy SAMs from Russia, nor from USA

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Beggers cant be choosers, descending into global blackmail and threats, America in decline: https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/05/us-begs-countries-to-get-rid-of-russian-and-chinese-weaponry-and-opt-for-american/

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Great move Iraq! I hope Russia & Iraq make some deals; Trumpstein wants to steal Iraqi oil and make them pay for the theft…. what if Iraq leased Iraqi oil feilds to Russia in exchange for air defense and protection of the oil?