Russia will sell S-400 systems to Iraq without delay, Iraqi PM has the final say
MOSCOW, BAGDHAD, (BM) – According to the data announced by the Russian Ministry of Defence, the Russian S-400 air defense systems will be sold to Iraq without any delay as soon as official Baghdad prepares and sends a request for its interest, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
At the moment, the Iraqi side has not send a request, however, Russia is ready to sell its weapons, despite the position of other countries on this issue.
“Russia’s ambassador to Iraq, Maxim Maximov, says Moscow is ready to provide Baghdad with advanced S-400 air defense systems as soon as an Arab country makes an official request for military equipment” the news agency Aviapro said.
“The Russian side has not yet received an official request in this regard. There is no doubt that recent events have generated increased interest in the procurement of air defense systems, especially the S-400 system,” Al-Ahad quoted Maksimov as saying.
Maksimov noted: “It is too early to state the details. Therefore, I say that we will satisfy the request of the Iraqis when they make such a bid”.
Comments were made after the Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Committee submitted an in-depth study earlier this month to acting Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi asking for a long-range missile defense system.
“The committee presented the prime minister with a comprehensive study demanding approval of the purchase of the S-400 advanced air defense system. This issue has already been discussed with relevant figures in the High Command of the Armed Forces and is now awaiting the Prime Minister’s consent,” said Badr al-Ziyadi, a committee member.
A few weeks ago, the United States of America deployed its air defense systems to Iraq, thereby intending to prevent the deployment of Russian S-400s on the territory of this country, however, obviously, this is not a problem for Baghdad, since interest in the Russian Triumphs there is.
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