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"This is our ally": in Iraq they talked about the US ban on buying Russian S-300 air defense systems

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The representative of the Security and Defense Committee of the Iraqi parliament, Ali al-Kanemi, spoke about the need to build additional clusters of air defense. The Iraqi parliament notes that with the withdrawal of the main part of the American contingent, the country "needs to learn how to better defend itself on its own." At the same time, the emphasis is on the fact that the United States itself is preventing Baghdad from developing its air and missile defense systems.


According to MP Ali al-Kanemi, today the American ban poses a barrier to Iraq's purchases of the S-300 air defense system from Russia.

Iraqi parliamentarian:

We condemn this approach. The United States is interfering in Iraqi affairs. It is unacceptable. We must take care of the security of our country, and therefore it is very strange when someone tries to prevent this. It is especially strange when it is done by a state that calls itself our ally. This is our ally.

The Iraqi parliament notes that the country's air borders today are not 100 percent secure. It points to how Turkish aircraft freely enter Iraqi airspace - often without any coordination with the country's authorities.

The Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed the information that for a long time they had been negotiating with the Russian Federation on the supply of the S-300 air defense system, but the issue was never resolved, since the Iraqi government was pressured by the United States.

Al-Kanemi:

We are threatened with sanctions from Washington. For what? Because we want to protect ourselves? We have the right to import any weapon from any country in the world, this should be our choice, not a choice on the part of anyone else.
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  1. figwam
    figwam 24 November 2020 13: 54
    +28
    We are threatened with sanctions from Washington. For what? Because we want to protect ourselves?

    In case they have to bomb you, the S-300 will get in the way.
    1. Ilya-spb
      Ilya-spb 24 November 2020 13: 58
      +7
      No, they just want to sell their Petriots.
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 24 November 2020 14: 03
        +17
        here it is complex:
        - steam your products
        - keep Iraq on a short leash
        - remove obstacles to breaking the formation, in case of Iraq's departure from the US orbit

        in general, this is a story about complete submission and lack of sovereignty in Iraq as a result of the lost war

        When you lose a war, it almost always happens. And the fact that they call the United States - an ally - this is also another land. I think the text of the "offense" they also agreed with the United States

        1. VORON538
          VORON538 24 November 2020 14: 23
          +4
          The United States is interfering in Iraqi affairs. It is unacceptable. We must take care of the security of our country, and therefore it is very strange when someone tries to prevent this. It is especially strange when it is done by a state that calls itself our ally. This is our ally.(C)
          They just realized that their ally around the world has only their own interests, and whoever does not see these interests is a dictator, an enemy of American citizens and, in general, he lacks democracy hi
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 24 November 2020 15: 35
            +2
            Quote: VORON538
            They just realized that their ally around the world has only their own interests, and whoever does not see these interests is a dictator, an enemy of American citizens and in general he lacks democracy

            On April 9, 2003, US troops entered Baghdad and overthrew Saddam Hussein.
            This is the true face of Iraq's American pseudo-allies.

            Iraq 15 Years After US Invasion • Published: Mar 20. Oct 2018


            Many years have passed since 2003, but Iraq, occupied by the United States, remains unsettled: explosions occur and people die. Was the war worth all these casualties, given that weapons of mass destruction were never found?

            RT correspondent Marina Portnaya, 10 years after the US invasion of Iraq, asked in 2018 about this a veteran of the US Iraqi campaign, who was directly involved in the events of 2003.

            Iraq War Veteran: The US authorities will not tell the truth about the Iraqi campaign.• 9 Apr 2013
        2. Terenin
          Terenin 24 November 2020 23: 27
          +2
          Quote: s-t Petrov
          I think the text of the "offense" they also agreed with the United States

          Indeed, you cannot be a little pregnant winked
      2. Kuroneko
        Kuroneko 24 November 2020 14: 11
        +4
        Quote: Ilya-spb
        No, they just want to sell their Petriots.

        No, they want both. Vpar, and then bomb (because there are software "bookmarks" in the Patriots).
      3. Orel
        Orel 24 November 2020 14: 45
        +5
        Quote: Ilya-spb
        No, they just want to sell their Petriots.


        Selling such weapons is not economics. This is politics. Therefore, other factors are at work here. It is interesting to understand whether all the deputies in the Iraqi parliament think so or is it the only one? Then the picture will become clearer. And so there is not enough information for conclusions. In addition, everyone understands that the United States is still providing serious financial and military assistance to Iraq. Therefore, there can be no simple approach, and Iraq is not a US puppet, otherwise they would have already bought the Patriots? It is so? But they did not buy them, so not everything is so simple there;)
    2. Lesorub
      Lesorub 24 November 2020 14: 56
      +3
      Quote: figvam
      We are threatened with sanctions from Washington. For what? Because we want to protect ourselves?

      In case they have to bomb you, the S-300 will get in the way.

      Iraq is an occupied country - it would be strange if the striped "independent" Iraqis would agree to this purchase.
  2. credo
    credo 24 November 2020 13: 58
    +7
    [quote] We are threatened with sanctions from Washington. For what? Because we want to protect ourselves? We have the right to import any weapon from any country in the world, this should be our choice and not a choice on the part of anyone else. [Quote]
    These are some strange Iraqis, the United States "liberated them, fed and watered", and they also pump their rights.
    Not for that the United States occupied Iraq so that the local aborigines would also set their own conditions. This is not allied.
    1. VORON538
      VORON538 24 November 2020 14: 29
      0
      well, yes
      They also decided not to buy American air defense systems for American money received for the export of almost American oil hi
      Shcha the head of state will be replaced and everyone wants to immediately buy American air defense systems hi
  3. Crabong
    Crabong 24 November 2020 13: 58
    +9
    So they are kind of naive ... They were occupied, deprived of their sovereignty absolutely, and they bleat pitifully like rams.
  4. bogart047
    bogart047 24 November 2020 14: 09
    +7
    not an ally, but a master
  5. Bomb
    Bomb 24 November 2020 14: 14
    0
    Ali al-Kanemi is apparently a local one percent =)
  6. Bykov.
    Bykov. 24 November 2020 14: 16
    +3
    When did Iraq become our ally? No, it is clear that he is not an enemy, but he cannot be called an ally either.
    1. Volodin
      Volodin 24 November 2020 14: 20
      +9
      Quote: Bulls.
      When did Iraq become our ally? No, it is clear that he is not an enemy, but he cannot be called an ally either.

      And who said that Iraq is our ally? In my opinion, you should read carefully what is at stake.
      1. Bykov.
        Bykov. 24 November 2020 14: 22
        +2
        Quote: Volodin
        Quote: Bulls.
        When did Iraq become our ally? No, it is clear that he is not an enemy, but he cannot be called an ally either.

        And who said that Iraq is our ally? In my opinion, you should read carefully what is at stake.

        Yes, I already understood
    2. avg
      avg 24 November 2020 14: 45
      +2
      In vain I understood ... I just wanted to advise everything from my heart, but you already understood everything ... in vain! laughing
  7. Thrifty
    Thrifty 24 November 2020 14: 42
    0
    The United States, as long as their occupiers are in Iraq, the owners are there. And, certainly not allies of the Iraqis!
  8. Roman070280
    Roman070280 24 November 2020 14: 50
    0
    We are threatened with sanctions from Washington. For what? Because we want to protect ourselves? We have the right to import any weapon from any country in the world, it should be our choice, not a choice on the part of anyone else.


    It's not clear what the noise is about then .. if they have the right, then they should be happy ..
    It would be bad if they did not have such a right ..))
  9. alma
    alma 24 November 2020 14: 54
    +17
    US intervenes in Iraqi affairs

    The United States does not recognize Iraqi sovereignty. As well as everyone else.
  10. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 24 November 2020 15: 09
    0
    We are threatened with sanctions from Washington. For what? Because we want to protect ourselves? We have the right to import any weapon from any country in the world, this should be our choice and not a choice on the part of anyone else.

    You should have been concerned when Colin Powell was shaking a test tube at the Security Council ...
  11. _Ugene_
    _Ugene_ 24 November 2020 15: 27
    0
    It is especially strange when it is done by a state that calls itself our ally. This is our ally.
    what an ally, have you got stoned or something? Have you already forgotten that the United States attacked Iraq in 2003, citing false evidence of the presence of weapons of mass destruction (the famous Powell test tube), bombed and destroyed their cities, and since then and to this day the American troops of "allies" are in Iraq? at the same time, according to various estimates, the victims of the war were from 700 thousand to 1,4 million peaceful Iraqis.
  12. NF68
    NF68 24 November 2020 17: 46
    0
    That's right, don't buy lottery tickets, turn off the gas.
  13. Crash
    Crash 24 November 2020 18: 00
    +1
    Still, what amazing democratic bombs from the United States. Whoever is not bombed immediately becomes best friends and allies request Samurai have been burning with love for 75 years
  14. Motorhead
    Motorhead 25 November 2020 19: 57
    0
    They have the right ..... ha ha ha, naive vassals.