Washington assured Barzani canceled Russian armament deal!!
11.11.2012 12:00 AM
The future of Iraq / special
said a source close to the Kurdistan Alliance The United States has sent assurances to the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani says that military armament deals concluded by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with Russia and the Czech Republic were canceled U.S. pressure. A spokesman for Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on Saturday, had said that Iraq canceled an arms deal worth $ 4.2 billion with Russia on suspicion of corruption, but intends to be renegotiated. The deal would have made Russia the second largest financier of arms to Iraq after the United States, which has sold weapons to Baghdad worth billions of dollars, including F-16 fighter jets and tanks since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. Analysts say that the cancellation of the deal as a victory for Barzani Maliki, particularly because the form of international pressure in the last period on the central government because of armament contracts entered into by Iraq with Russia, Altgiu and the United States. The source said that «Barzani celebrated yesterday the first news of the cancellation transactions which Link early», but a source close to the prime minister said that «deals arming the Iraqi army with Russia have not been canceled due to American pressure», saying «but because he found where some irregularities», adding that this «invited him to change some details and send it to a private screening committees to Russia, which does not mean canceling the deal.
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