The US threatened Iraq with sanctions for the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system


In the event Iraq may acquire the Russian anti-aircraft system S-400, the US State Department will impose sanctions against it. This was stated by the first Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle East Joey Hood.


Speaking at an event at the Institute for the Study of the Middle East in Washington and answering a corresponding question from journalists, Hood said in particular that Iraq’s likely purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system would lead to the introduction of restrictive measures against Baghdad. Therefore, the United States advises Iraq not to purchase the Russian anti-aircraft system.

Purchasing (S-400) is likely to become a trigger for sanctions, so we advise our partners not to make such purchases

- said Hood.

It was previously reported that Iraq is considering the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in Russia and is already conducting consultations on this issue with the Russian side.

A spokesman for the Iraqi parliament’s defense committee said earlier that his country needed air defense systems, and the Iraqis were “disappointed many times,” because weapons "did not help."

According to available information, Baghdad has already negotiated with Moscow on the supply of S-400 air defense systems, but they were suspended at the initiative of the Iraqi side after the resignation of the country's prime minister.
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  1. Same lech 15 January 2020 09: 27 New
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    In the event Iraq may acquire the Russian anti-aircraft system S-400, the US State Department will impose sanctions against it.

    You can not even guess what kind of sanctions it will be ... a standard set.
    1. Hunter 2 15 January 2020 09: 32 New
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      Money is floating away from the American military-industrial complex ... not! stop
      More and more often I remember a song from the Adventures of Pinocchio ...
      Do not hide your money in banks and corners
      Carry your money - Otherwise be Bede ... (c) laughing
      This is what I understand. The lobby of the mattress-military-industrial complex, there is even something to learn. And the fact that they do not bring down anything ... is the little things!
      1. tihonmarine 15 January 2020 09: 53 New
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        Quote: Hunter 2
        Do not hide your money in banks and corners
        Carry your money

        Bring your money to an American bank!
      2. Cottodraton 15 January 2020 17: 16 New
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        But what about all this talk about the "free market" and other WTOs)?
    2. SRC P-15 15 January 2020 09: 32 New
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      In the event Iraq may acquire the Russian anti-aircraft system S-400, the US State Department will impose sanctions against it.

      And in the event of the possible acquisition by Iraq of an American Patriot, the country will be left without the protection of its airspace! Feel the difference.
      1. Sky strike fighter 15 January 2020 09: 46 New
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        So the Chinese comrades have already felt the difference. Patriot is in the same class as our S-300, S-350.
        However, in reality, the development of the Patriot missile system began simultaneously with the development of the Soviet S-300 system in the 1960s. We can say that the Patriot missile system is similar to the Russian S-300 system and is a product of the same generation. Now that Russia has commissioned the S-400 anti-aircraft defense, the United States cannot oppose it with similar weapons. Even the newest Patriot PAC-3MSE system is still far behind the Russian S-400 air defense system. According to reports, the S-400 is equipped with many anti-aircraft guided missiles, of which the 40N6 missile has the largest range, its radius of action can reach 400 kilometers, and it is capable of intercepting short and medium-range ballistic missiles. The Patriot 3 radar has a maximum detection range of 180 kilometers and can only intercept aircraft within 100 kilometers and missiles within 50 kilometers.

        https://inosmi.ru/politic/20200114/246609386.html
        1. SRC P-15 15 January 2020 09: 57 New
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          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          So the Chinese comrades have already felt the difference. Patriot is in the same class as our S-300, S-350.

          The difference was felt not only by the Chinese, but also by the Americans themselves at bases in Iraq and the Saudis who were unable to bring down any missiles with the Patriot system. So what about the equality of their system with our S-300 you need to think! yes
  2. Starover_Z 15 January 2020 09: 28 New
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    The US threatened Iraq with sanctions for the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system

    But what do they threaten each country separately? Not tired? Isn’t it time for them to raise the issue of banning all countries from buying Russian weapons at the UN General Assembly ?!
    1. Same lech 15 January 2020 09: 45 New
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      Isn’t it time for them to raise the issue of banning all countries from buying Russian weapons at the UN General Assembly ?!

      Decisions of the UN General Assembly are not binding ... if the UN Security Council had made such a decision then yes ... but Thank God there is a veto from our country.
      1. g1washntwn 15 January 2020 10: 45 New
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        If earlier the world was divided according to capitalist and communist ideology, now everything goes to the fact that belonging to the confrontation will be determined by the presence of the S-400 - as the best pill from "exceptional strains of democracy."
        Quote: in the slogan of Rostec
        Buy S-400! Independence and sovereignty are included in the package.
        laughing
    2. Grits 15 January 2020 14: 15 New
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      Quote: Starover_Z
      But what do they threaten each country separately? Not tired? Is it time for them to raise the issue of banning all countries from the purchase of Russian weapons at the UN General Assembly

      And also, just in case, at once, immediately impose sanctions on all. Indiscriminately, for whom and for what.
  3. bessmertniy 15 January 2020 09: 29 New
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    It turns out that quarreling other countries with the United States is very simple - they need to sell the S-400. Since Turkey began, Iraq will continue. The question is which country will be next !? Is it Saudi Arabia !!! ??? belay
    1. Nastia makarova 15 January 2020 10: 46 New
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      the Saudis have long been in line at c400
  4. Alexander X 15 January 2020 09: 31 New
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    How Americans do not want other countries to have reliable weapons of self-defense. Accustomed to impunity. Disgusting. (This is not, checkmate, if that) ....
  5. Ravil_Asnafovich 15 January 2020 09: 38 New
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    At such a pace, they will soon announce the sanctions of the entire galaxy. am.
    1. Same lech 15 January 2020 09: 56 New
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      At such a pace, they will soon announce the sanctions of the entire galaxy.

      Aliens from Alpha Centauri may not like this ... they will take and annihilate Trump right in his oral office. smile
  6. tlauicol 15 January 2020 09: 43 New
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    Putin is unlikely to dare to make such a deal now. Again we will be called the empire of evil, and the arms race will tear the economy.
    We were afraid to sell 10 years ago, and now ... it’s not the time
    1. Andrey Chistyakov 15 January 2020 09: 53 New
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      Quote: Tlauicol
      Putin is unlikely to dare to make such a deal now. Again we will be called the empire of evil, and the arms race will tear the economy.
      We were afraid to sell 10 years ago, and now ... it’s not the time

      Paraphrasing a famous saying ....
      Arms racing fear-do not sell weapons.
    2. Same lech 15 January 2020 09: 58 New
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      Again we will be called the empire of evil, and the arms race will tear the economy.

      Russia at the official level is the enemy for the United States ... so horseradish is not sweeter ... and the arms race in capitalist Russia is a paradise for the capitalists ... the profits are reliable and you can get a lot of money from sales abroad.
  7. Nikolay87 15 January 2020 09: 50 New
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    I wonder if Baghdad has enough political will to finish the job? And if it’s enough, doesn’t this mean that they will receive their S-400 no earlier than 2025? since until 2025 we have to fulfill the contract with India.
    1. seregin-s1 15 January 2020 10: 06 New
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      If Iraq decides to withdraw US troops from its territory, then it will not notice the sanctions for the S-400 against the background of others.
    2. Grits 15 January 2020 14: 17 New
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      Quote: Nikolay87
      since until 2025 we have to fulfill the contract with India.

      It seems that in the light of recent trends, it's time to build another plant.
  8. rotmistr60 15 January 2020 09: 50 New
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    United States advises Iraq not to procure
    The word "advise" is clearly necessary to quote; this is not advice, but a direct threat. Iraq is not Turkey and is likely to be forced to heed such "advice."
  9. Roman070280 15 January 2020 10: 00 New
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    Iraq’s purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system will lead to the introduction of restrictive measures against Baghdad. Therefore the United States Recommend Iraq does not purchase the Russian anti-aircraft system.


    Well, for good advice, you can also shake the dough ..
    Like, if we did not advise, then .....
  10. Aliken 15 January 2020 10: 06 New
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    What international law allows one country to openly dictate the conditions of another in its internal affairs.
  11. Ross xnumx 15 January 2020 10: 07 New
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    It’s time to put the striped ones in a posture with retaliatory sanctions to bring down any American side (aircraft or other device) that appeared on the air defense locator of the country under sanctions ... fool
    It's like: don’t eat Russian bread - is American shit sweeter?
  12. rocket757 15 January 2020 10: 09 New
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    It’s interesting, but with the 400 everyone just wants to, or is it all they want to provide integrated air defense coverage ??? Just by the name of this particular system, they want to indicate that they will complete their air defense with equipment purchased in Russia ???
    However, this complex only teases geese ... or a vulture !!! great job!
  13. Guards turn 15 January 2020 10: 11 New
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    When you want to live, no American fairy tales about the power of Patriot help.
  14. knn54 15 January 2020 10: 16 New
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    With all desire, this year physically will not work.
    And to sell the LATEST complexes to the country under the DOUBLE occupation, the USA and Iran, excuse me, absurdity.
    For a year, the parliament can be "renewed" or it can "cool down" after the death of Suleimani.
  15. semuil 15 January 2020 10: 29 New
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    And what will Iraq protect with the help of the S-400, Americans who steal oil? But will they put it in the desert and what next?
  16. Altai72 15 January 2020 10: 39 New
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    The United States has a new weapon of retaliation: Sanksepek
  17. Gardamir 15 January 2020 11: 01 New
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    I read the comments, I again have other conclusions. The Kremlin has brought the country to the point that again they can only express concern. The Union would say, we decide with whom to trade with us.
    1. Altai72 15 January 2020 13: 30 New
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      In the Union they would say, in the Union they would do))
  18. AlexVas44 15 January 2020 11: 07 New
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    Quote: seregin-s1
    If Iraq decides to withdraw US troops from its territory, then it will not notice the sanctions for the S-400 against the background of others.

    The withdrawal will be followed by additional sanctions, so it may notice.
  19. Wolf 15 January 2020 14: 08 New
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    [quote] [If Iraq decides to withdraw US troops from its territory, then he will not notice the sanctions for the S-400 against the background of others. / quote]


    As far as I remember, the Iraqi Parliament decided to withdraw the US army from Iraq? This is the law.
    As for the US sanctions, they are already threatening sanctions against India, the Turks, and Est sanctions against Russia, Iran and China. If they really intend to lift sanctions and Iraq will soon leave BV. Other than that, their military “aid” to Iraq is actually a money laundering for the US military-industrial complex and will hit many more US military-industrial complex than Iraq.

    The United States is not in a nimble position right now. Sanctions on BV are more at risk of world hegemony $ and international $. ($ est 2, international and home $). Actually a threat to the privately owned Fed. The foundation of the international $ world trade in oil and world trade in Asia. If Asia refuses to bid $ internationally, international $ will simply collapse and with it the Fed. Now ect and much of the normal alternatives to international $, so if the Chinese and Russia osmislet the new US $ international trade systems could collapse. Pompeo is dumb for this, but the Fed understands this. The USA is going to the knife blade now, and I can easily cut myself.
    The United States is threatening with an empty pistol, the time is hegemonic for US policy, it has irreversibly passed, and if the US political establishment (deep power) does not understand this, the world is still facing a difficult prospect.
  20. Losharik 15 January 2020 19: 08 New
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    US threatens purchase sanctions to Iraq

    So it is urgent to deliver to Iran too (it will be more difficult here) under the protection of the nuclear power plants built by us ..