Iraq announced the need to acquire S-400 systems

Insecurity of the USA as an ally and supplier of combat equipment, forced Iraq to consider the purchase from Russia of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

The American publication The Wall Street Journal, referring to members of the Iraqi parliament, reports that Baghdad’s interest in Russian complexes is caused by fears that the US will stop supporting the republic.

Telling the publication about Iraq’s intentions to acquire the S-400, a member of the Iraqi Security and Defense Committee Karim Alawi did not hide his disappointment with the United States:

We should get these complexes, especially after the Americans have disappointed us many times without helping us in getting the proper weapons.

Other Iraqi parliamentarians confirmed what Alawi said, adding that the security and defense committee had asked the country's defense ministry to discuss with Russia the purchase of air defense systems.

The Russian side did not officially confirm the fact of negotiations with representatives of Iraq, however, the RBC publication, referring to its own source in the Ministry of Defense, reported that Baghdad had expressed intentions to acquire two regiment sets of S-400 and two ammunition for them.

Recall that relations between Iraq and the United States deteriorated after, near Baghdad, without any notice, the Americans killed Iranian General Kassem Suleimani, who was officially on the territory of the country, with a missile strike.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 12 January 2020 17: 33
    Well, they will now defend themselves against Iranian shelling of their territory.
    1. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
      Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 13 January 2020 18: 56
      Iran shot at an American base and did not kill anyone there, America launched a missile strike on Iraq, and more than 10 people were killed. Develop logic in your head, from whom will Iraq defend itself?
  2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 13 January 2020 08: 05
    In view of the fact that the territory of Iraq is subjected to rocket attacks by inadequate and crooked neighboring regimes, which are still striving for the implementation of their crazy plans to destroy neighboring states, to possess nuclear weapons, this will be a useful acquisition. Totally agree.
    1. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
      Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 13 January 2020 18: 54
      Well, the American regime is far from neighboring (learn geography) - although it manages to fire rockets in Iraq, killing the citizens of this country. That's to protect against American missiles and buy air defense.
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  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 13 January 2020 19: 50
    -Yes, Russia has only Trump (the Americans) to offer their S-400 ...
    - And then let all the white light shoot out with each other on equal terms ...