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Lavrov announced Russia's readiness to supply weapons to Iraq

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Lavrov announced Russia's readiness to supply weapons to Iraq

Russia is ready to satisfy any Iraqi demand for Russian-made military products. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference in Moscow following talks with his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein.


We are ready to meet any Iraqi needs for Russian-made military products. (...) our country has traditionally played and continues to play a very important, significant role in ensuring the defense of Iraq, equipping the army and security forces, including in the context of the remaining terrorist threats

- the minister said.

The foreign minister said that an official visit to Iraq by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is planned for the foreseeable future. According to him, during this visit, the sides will specifically and substantively discuss possible deliveries of Russian weapons to Iraq.

Earlier it was reported that the United States threatened Iraq with the imposition of sanctions in the event of the acquisition of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system (SAM). As stated in Baghdad, the Iraqi air defense system needs a Russian air defense system, since the country's borders are not protected from air invasion, which is exemplified by Turkish planes that regularly fly into the country.

The Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed that they had been negotiating for a long time about the supply of Russian S-300 air defense systems, but the issue was never resolved, since the Iraqi government was pressured by the United States.
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  1. cniza
    cniza 25 November 2020 15: 23
    +2
    as the government of Iraq was under pressure from the United States.


    That's the whole story, but for now ...
    1. credo
      credo 25 November 2020 15: 34
      0
      Quote: cniza
      as the government of Iraq was under pressure from the United States.


      That's the whole story, but for now ...

      This speaks of real, not imaginary, sovereignty.
      The United States has found and has long been using a universal "key" with the help of which it contrives not only to "close from unnecessary encroachments" certain countries of the world, but even such interstate associations as the EU.
      1. cniza
        cniza 25 November 2020 15: 40
        +7
        This suggests that the United States destroyed the state of Iraq and is using it as a colony ...
      2. Terenin
        Terenin 25 November 2020 15: 45
        +4
        Quote: credo
        The United States has found and has long been using a universal "key" with the help of which they manage not only to "close from unnecessary encroachments" certain countries of the world,

        The United States does not have keys, but master keys, in the form of introducing democracy into all countries, and then, as in the song ... "do with them what you like ..."
      3. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. 25 November 2020 15: 47
        +1
        universal "key"
        This suggests that the United States does not know how to negotiate otherwise, that's all ... the US State Department has not gotten rid of the cowboy habits ... it is again preparing to introduce new sanctions against the Russian Ministry of Defense ... the insanity of the Americans has reached a climax.
        Let them try to impose sanctions against the Yars, Topols, Poseidons, Daggers ... heh heh, let's see what they finally have time to gurgle in response to us.
      4. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 25 November 2020 17: 38
        +4
        Quote: credo
        Quote: cniza
        as the government of Iraq was under pressure from the United States.


        That's the whole story, but for now ...

        This speaks of real, not imaginary, sovereignty.
        The United States has found and has long been using a universal "key" with the help of which it contrives not only to "close from unnecessary encroachments" certain countries of the world, but even such interstate associations as the EU.

        Well, the Turks, with all their desire, could not prevent the purchase of the S-400. In principle, Iraq can also acquire the S-300, indicating to the mattresses that they were bought by the same Greece, which is part of NATO. In short, Iraq should be accused of a dirty game, double standards, and sent in a certain direction.
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 25 November 2020 15: 29
    +2
    Iraq would not be occupied by NATO forces for nothing, so that the country would buy weapons from the Russians, but this should not happen.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 25 November 2020 16: 11
      +3
      The basis of the NEW Iraqi army NEW weapons from Russia. It didn't work out with the planes, there were old contracts and they were slowly fulfilled. And of the new ones, when half of the country turned black, only the Su-25 was available.





      1. APASUS
        APASUS 25 November 2020 19: 39
        +2
        Quote: donavi49
        The basis of the NEW Iraqi army NEW weapons from Russia. It didn't work out with the planes, there were old contracts and they slowly

        You better look at the numbers. Iraq bought about $ 12 billion from the Americans, but purchases from us did not reach 2 billion
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 25 November 2020 20: 01
          +2
          AND? So it is necessary to raise prices - but then they will not buy. What did Iraq buy from the Americans? If you do not take old purchases even under the American administration (Abrams, guns, equipment and shooters, various communication systems, ACS, etc.)

          36 F-16 block52 ($ 5,3 billion including a guarantee, a pile of weapons, training of about 600 Iraqis - both pilots and ground personnel). 12 Hercules. About 30 Bells 412 and 206 Teksana 24.


          You can also take 12 patrol boats from Louisiana, they also pulled for 200 million there.
  3. Gado
    Gado 25 November 2020 15: 44
    +2
    The Iraqis have long been accustomed to Russian weapons and equipment. And if the United States is sent to a well-known address, then there are no barriers to the purchase of Russian weapons. And the occupation of the NATO country everyone knows how it ended.
  4. antivirus
    antivirus 25 November 2020 15: 44
    -8
    strengthening Iran against the KSA.
    How will the Persian Gulf monarchies view our supplies to Iraq?
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 25 November 2020 17: 25
      +1
      Quote: antivirus
      strengthening Iran against the KSA.
      How will the Persian Gulf monarchies view our supplies to Iraq?

      Actually, the article is not about Iran, but about Iraq.
      Yes, it seems like the monarchies themselves are expressing their readiness to buy S-400 from Russia.
  5. WIKI
    WIKI 25 November 2020 15: 46
    -2
    We are ready to meet any Iraqi needs for Russian-made military products.
    Word любые this sentence is superfluous and does not look believable.
  6. Crash
    Crash 25 November 2020 15: 47
    -3
    Ready to meet any Iraqi needs ...

    Well, the wording was chosen by Mr. Lavrov! How else could it be expressed? We supply / provide / arm / sell ...
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 25 November 2020 15: 57
      -2
      Well, if the words are not ripped out of the phrase ...
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 November 2020 16: 03
    -11%
    You can make it smarter, put our S-300s with crews, like for rent.
  8. alma
    alma 25 November 2020 16: 14
    +18
    Lavrov announced Russia's readiness to supply weapons to Iraq

    It remains to wait until Iraq is ready to buy these weapons
  9. Ensign19
    Ensign19 25 November 2020 16: 33
    -2
    Just read the info on tgc, the Israel Defense Forces received an order to prepare for a possible US strike on Iran before the end of Trump's presidency
  10. Alien From
    Alien From 25 November 2020 16: 55
    0
    The Iranians want to buy, let them buy.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 25 November 2020 17: 32
      +1
      In principle, nothing prevents the Iranians from purchasing weapons today, and everything depends on their purchasing power. The mattresses were unable to extend the arms embargo against Iran due to the fact that no one supported their initiative, including even their European allies. Here the Iraqis have a problem with weapons.
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 25 November 2020 17: 49
        -1
        Yes, they have money, they are just cunning, like the Indians, they want samples along with production technologies.
    2. Crash
      Crash 25 November 2020 20: 08
      +1
      Quote: Alien From
      The Iranians want to buy, let them buy.

      It's actually about Iraq. A slightly different country
      1. Alien From
        Alien From 25 November 2020 20: 22
        -1
        Wow colleague, I gave it out) laughing hi
  11. NF68
    NF68 25 November 2020 17: 22
    -1
    And what. A good vaccination against the democracy of Made in USA.
  12. Charik
    Charik 25 November 2020 19: 04
    0
    I've never heard anything about it, I don't know anything. (Peskov's mustache)
  13. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 27 November 2020 10: 09
    -3
    And why did they start talking about the readiness to supply S-300s to Iraq now, and not at the beginning of the XNUMXs, when there was a legitimate ruler there, and these complexes were needed to protect against aggression?