Iraq consulted with Russia on the possible purchase of S-400 air defense systems


Iraq needs anti-aircraft systems. C. Alawi, a spokesman for the Iraqi parliament’s defense committee, believes his country needs air defense systems, and Iraqis have “been disappointed many times” because they’ve got the right weapons "Did not help."


The Wall Street Journal notes that Baghdad is considering acquiring the S-400 Triumph from Moscow. Mr. Alaoui informed the publication that relevant consultations had already been held with Russia. But then another crisis occurred in Iraq, the Prime Minister resigned, and negotiations were postponed indefinitely.

Now, after the well-known events in Iran, the following situation has developed: Baghdad ordered the US military units to leave the country. And so the deputies gave the Prime Minister the authority to purchase air defense systems, quote,

"From Russia or anyone."

Earlier in the press there was information that official Baghdad returned to the idea of ​​negotiations with Moscow on the acquisition of an air defense system, only the S-300 model. It is these complexes that Iran and Syria are armed with. But Turkey already has a S-400.
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  1. bouncyhunter 12 January 2020 07: 42 New
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    “From Russia or anyone else”

    Anyone is China? Or Iran? what
    1. rich 12 January 2020 07: 47 New
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      good morning Pasha hi
      Anyone is China? Or Iran? what

      most likely China through Iran, they have been doing this for a long time
      1. bouncyhunter 12 January 2020 07: 51 New
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        Hi Dima! hi
        Quote: Rich
        China through Iran

        It may very well be. It’s not by chance that I mentioned these countries ... wink
        1. Shurik70 12 January 2020 13: 37 New
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          Total cost ONE The S-400 Triumph division currently stands at about $ 500 million.
          But they sold to Azerbaijan TWO S-300 division for $ 300 million
          Can Iraq find funds for the S-400?
          1. bouncyhunter 13 January 2020 17: 54 New
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            Hello ! hi
            Quote: Shurik70
            Can Iraq find funds for the S-400?

            Sasha, let's ask Iraq? wink This is not only a financial issue, but rather geopolitics ...
      2. Sergey M. Karasev 12 January 2020 07: 52 New
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        most likely China through Iran, they have been doing this for a long time

        Why not directly?
        1. rich 12 January 2020 08: 21 New
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          China does not particularly advertise its interests in the BV. Tries to act through Iran and Pakistan
      3. kenig1 12 January 2020 08: 15 New
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        Why do we need such a complex scheme that no one would have guessed? Iran is under sanctions.
    2. Thrifty 12 January 2020 09: 24 New
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      pasha hi would you make such complexes, it’s possible that you would also buy!
      1. bouncyhunter 12 January 2020 09: 28 New
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        hi
        Quote: Thrifty
        perhaps

        It is unlikely, of course, but no one forbade dreaming ... repeat
        1. Thrifty 12 January 2020 09: 41 New
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          Pasha, this is a market, an arms market! You do missile systems together with the Chinese, the Chinese see you as good partners primarily because of the chassis or chassis for missile systems! You yourself, if you wish, can build a complex with which you enter the world arms market!
          1. bouncyhunter 12 January 2020 09: 45 New
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            SAM does not only consist of a chassis. Yes, the MZKT knows how to make good “centipedes”, electronic engineers are also sensible, but in rocket science we are all sad. That's why they made Polonaise with the Chinese ...
    3. 1959ain 13 January 2020 17: 21 New
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      What will happen if the Maidan in Baghdad succeeds (and, unfortunately, there is every chance of it) and pro-American forces come to power in the country, I don’t even want to think. I will not get involved in historical parallels, but they are full. Those who wish can google on their own, good, material about those times when Iran was a country for us, to put it mildly, unfriendly, abound. We add to this the enormous likelihood of ISIS revival or the emergence of a new, similar and no less “frostbitten” company head - if Iran is already completely atrocious. But all this is still probabilities. But what is a completely inevitable and very lousy prospect is a powerful attack on Russian arms exports. Moreover, it will strike at its most successful segment - air defense systems. Here, some are discussing the wonderful prospects of "Iraq acquiring our S-400 air defense systems" ... They will now buy the bald line, not our Triumphs, after such a "successful" use of the Torah by their closest neighbors. Half of the Western media is already discussing the theme of “monkeys with a grenade,” stressfully stressing that the ill-fated Boeing was shot down precisely by a Russian rocket. Russian, Russian, Russian! After that, I won’t be surprised if in the very near future Washington will seriously raise the question of the embargo on the supply of any Russian anti-aircraft missile systems abroad. am
  2. Sergey M. Karasev 12 January 2020 07: 56 New
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    In Iraq, everything is too muddy and unstable to allow it to acquire such weapons as the S-400, even in a truncated export version. And the hegemon will not allow it. To demolish one government in Iraq by putting in place more compliant sixes would not be difficult for the hegemon.
    1. bessmertniy 12 January 2020 09: 20 New
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      If you sell S-400 there, then only by prepayment. The country is too unstable and its solvency is in question.
  3. sergey32 12 January 2020 07: 56 New
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    I would think hard whether they should sell. And then civil aviation will also have to fly around Iraq.
    1. asv363 12 January 2020 11: 37 New
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      News from 10.01.2020:

      International airlines resume flights over Iran
      https://ru.irna.ir/news/83628571/
  4. Thrifty 12 January 2020 09: 25 New
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    Definitely, they need to sell them the C300, because this purchase will be another awl to the fifth point of the United States!
  5. A hundred 12 January 2020 09: 39 New
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    I’m not getting it, guys .. If there are US bases in Iraq, etc. Why do they need our S-400s from whom are they going to defend themselves?
    Drive the Yankees out of the country, and then build an air defense system ..
    1. vmo
      vmo 12 January 2020 15: 14 New
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      they again pr .... t as it was already.
  6. Alexander X 12 January 2020 10: 46 New
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    The Americans have already threatened Iraq to freeze their national accounts in the United States. This is already in 2015. done. Therefore, our installations are most likely not to be bought for money, because there will be nothing to pay. Why do not withdraw their money from US banks? Well, probably because of why Russia also has a substantial amount in US securities ... It is necessary to evade payments in US dollars, payments through American banks ...
  7. Old26 12 January 2020 11: 31 New
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    Quote: bouncyhunter
    “From Russia or anyone else”

    Anyone is China? Or Iran? what

    In fact, there are not many sellers
    1. Russia - There is a desire to buy at least S-300, but as far as possible from a political point of view. Lobbying, including and from the US side no one has yet canceled. They (USA) can simply block the deal only because the system is Russian ..
    2. USA - of course, they will not purchase due to political circumstances
    3. China - as an option. and the Chinese can primarily play on the price. As with the Russian system, the option of blocking the contract is possible. The Americans have already done this about 8 years ago with Turkey and successfully.
    4. Iran - IMHO the most affordable option. Technically, this is quite simple. The border is common. But how the “card will fall” is unpredictable.
  8. Paul Siebert 12 January 2020 11: 42 New
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    That was still not enough!
    Sell ​​the latest weapons to a country occupied by the USA!
    You will be able to send star-striped home, then we'll talk.
    Just for now, they don’t listen to you very much ...
    1. Finn 12 January 2020 14: 33 New
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      Duck they are in Turkey, take and study. What is the danger of selling to Iraq? Sending striped does not matter, but you can study anyway. Although why study the primer, everything has already been studied.
  9. vmo
    vmo 12 January 2020 15: 11 New
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    it’s high time, we became convinced of the state’s armament, once again, it’s enough, we should not learn our mistakes.
  10. Incvizitor 12 January 2020 15: 18 New
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    These let the fshatsk invaders first kick out.
  11. cat Rusich 12 January 2020 20: 28 New
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    Iraq may “buy” S-400 for a “base”. I explain: Iraq provides land (as needed) for the RUSSIAN base (where necessary) - Russia is building a base (collapsible structures) good , and on its territory (inside the perimeter) puts the S-400 with our crew good . We turn on all systems and carry out combat duties - we protect the "peaceful sky of Iraq" ourselves stop . In which case (bad scenario) - we turn off all systems and take the S-400 back to Russia.
    1. Sergey Sfiedu 13 January 2020 17: 31 New
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      Do you want the bearded barmels to switch from shelling American bases to Russian?
  12. Ross xnumx 13 January 2020 12: 38 New
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    ... the following situation developed: Baghdad ordered (1) US military units leave the country. And therefore (2)deputies gave the Prime Minister the authority to purchase air defense systems.

    This issue is recommended to be solved in the most cardinal way, just like in a famous movie:

    laughing
  13. Sergey Sfiedu 13 January 2020 17: 30 New
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    Technique in the hands of a savage - a piece of iron. And given that the dream of any Arab to sell something that belongs to the state (it does not matter to anyone - even to Israel, even to the USA) is a crazy idea.
  14. Tank jacket 13 January 2020 19: 15 New
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    S-300-conductor of a multipole world yes