Iraq Accuses Kurdistan of "Secret Arms Deal"

By John Lee.

An un-named Iraqi security official has reportedly accused the president of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani (pictured), of secretly buying a large supply of heavy munitions from a foreign country.

Iran's PressTV says the arms included anti-tank missiles and large quantities of heavy weapons.

The official said that Iraqi authorities have "all the documents" on the deal, stating that the move was a violation of Iraq's constitution.

AFP's sources say that the deal is for “weapons of a Russian type made in 2004".

Massud Barzani, the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan, recently opposed the sale of F-16 warplanes to Iraq while Nouri al-Maliki is premier, as he fears they would be used against the region.

(Sources: AFP, PressTV)

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