Iraq “Wants to Buy Russian Arms”

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, said on Tuesday that both Libya and Iraq continue to show interest in buying Russian-made weaponry despite regime changes in these countries.

According to RIA, the minister, who oversees the Russian defense industry, told reporters in Moscow: “The Libyan military leadership and the Iraqi government have shown serious interest [in Russian weaponry].”

After the fall of Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq and Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in Libya, many experts had suggested Russia lost both lucrative arms markets.

He said acting Iraqi Defence Minister, Sadoun al-Dulaimi [Sadun al-Dulaymi] (pictured), had recently visited Russia and discussed the current state of bilateral military-technical cooperation with the Russian officials.

(Source: RIA)

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