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Iraqi government to buy Russian S-400 missile system

Iraqi government to buy Russian S-400 missile system
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Baghdad (IraqiNews) The Iraqi Ambassador to Moscow, Haidar Mansour Hady, announced on Wednesday, that the Iraqi government decided to purchase the Russian S-400 missile system.

Hady said in a press statement that the Iraqi government has made a decision to purchase Russia’s S-400 missiles defense systems

Earlier this month, former Head of the Security and Parliamentary Defense Committee, Hakim Zamili, revealed that negotiations are taking place between the Iraqi and Russian governments, to equip Baghdad with the Russian S-400 missile system.

According to CNBC, at least 13 countries have expressed interest in buying a Russian missile system, despite the potential for triggering U.S. sanctions, according to people with first-hand knowledge of a U.S. intelligence assessment.



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