Chapter VII: Iraq to Restore Arms Industry?

By John Lee.

Modhir al-Janabi, a member of the parliament Security and Defense Committee, has said the lifting of UN Chapter VII sanctions on Iraq provides an opportunity to restore the country's ability to manufacture weapons.

He told AIN:

"After being relieved from the UN sanctions, Iraq can renew this industry to manufacture weapons which would help reduce the expenses of the importation as Iraq has good experience in this industry.

"Iraq has the funds, proficiencies and all requirements in [the] field of manufacturing weapons so it is a good idea to rehabilitate the relevant plants or establish new ones."

Meanwhile, Ali al-Moussawi, the media adviser for Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, said that Baghdad would welcome increased arms sales and U.S. training teams to help it confront rising regional instability and terrorist threats.

(Source: AIN, Associated Press)

One Response to Chapter VII: Iraq to Restore Arms Industry?

  1. Lorenzo 27th June 2013 at 19:57 #

    Are you nuts?

    Does Irak no other priorities than produce weapons? How to catch up in the technical race after 15 years of being out of the market?

    Has Irak ever tried to export weapons? Does the baathist technicians have an edge on todays technological race? Trying to catch up with Israel in dromes, antimissile defence systems, satellite defences and you name it? Who are the enemies threating Iraq?

    Cooperating with bankrupted Iran and friendly North Corea?

    What about the "other priorities" or the citizens of Irak? Electricity, healthcare, schools, real jobs outside the government, trade, banking? Yes, you name any field and the needs are huge.

    The amount of weapons in Irak is not decreasing. An industry to be developed for processing weapons and weapon systems to be used by the "few" or minorities against other civilians?

    The Iraqui common sense is really not so common!