Russia Gets $4.2 Billion Arms Deals With Iraq, Rivals U.S.

Oct 9, 2012 Full story: Bloomberg

Iraq will purchase more than $4.2 billion of weapons from Russia under contracts signed in recent months, the Russian government said today, in a challenge to the Middle Eastern country's military ties with the U.S. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is visiting Russia this week and plans to meet President Vladimir Putin tomorrow after today's ... (more)

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neutral observer

Lake Worth, FL

#1 Oct 9, 2012
The arms used by the USA during the invasion must not have made much of an impression. The Iraqis chose quality no doubt.
lol

Hamilton, Canada

#2 Oct 9, 2012
Orthodox Slavs arming Muslims. One day those weapons might end up in Chechnya.

Since: Feb 10

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#3 Oct 10, 2012
Now to trump the Dutch Shell Petroleum oil contract with a Russian company.

Gotcha!

Since: Apr 11

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#4 Oct 10, 2012
neutral observer wrote:
The arms used by the USA during the invasion must not have made much of an impression. The Iraqis chose quality no doubt.
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I agree, al-Maliki knows class when he sees it.

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