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US warns Iraq of ‘consequences’ if it buys Russian S-400 missile systems

Press TV – February 23, 2018

The United States has warned Iraq, among a number of other countries, of the consequences of extending military cooperation with Russia, and striking deals to purchase advanced weaponry, particularly the S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems.

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Neuert said on Thursday that Washington has contacted many countries, including Iraq, to explain the significance of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), and possible consequences that would arise in the wake of defense agreements with Moscow.

On August 2, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed into law the CAATSA that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia.

Neuert said she did not know whether Iraq and Russia have finalized an accord on the S-400 missile systems.

The remarks came only a few days after Saudi Arabia’s Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported that Baghdad is planning to buy Russian-made S-400 surface-to-air missile system from Moscow.

There are also reports that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has tasked a team of advisers from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and National Security Council to negotiate the purchase of the missile systems with Russian officials.

Earlier this month, Chairman of the Defense Committee of the Russian Federation Council, Colonel General Viktor Bondarev, named Syria, Iraq, Sudan and Egypt as the potential buyers of the defense systems.

Last week, Chief Executive Officer of Rostec, Russia’s state-owned corporation for promoting the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products, stated that Moscow is ready to sell its air defense systems to any country with security concerns.

February 23, 2018 - Posted by | Timeless or most popular, Wars for Israel | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. “Truth is stranger than fiction”….You couldn’t make this up. The USA(MIC) and Britain destroyed Iraq and killed over a 1,000,000 citizens, ALL based on a pack of lies, and the USA now warns Iraq not re-arm, to seek to defend itself.
    No country on this Earth should believe ANYTHING that is said by the USA Government, not even its allies…….

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | February 23, 2018 | Reply

  2. Once the Iraqis are armed with those formidable S-400 missiles, the Zioamericans won’t find it quite so easy to destroy the country by aerial bombardment!

    Comment by traducteur | February 23, 2018 | Reply

  3. Whaaat??! Iraq — post-Saddam Iraq — sending defense dollars to Moscow rather than to the WashDC mil-ind-Zionist complex that destroyed it as a functioning state entity? How dare it!! “Consequence” it!!!

    CAATSA: Guess what is the tribal affiliation of the US Treasury dual-loyalty agent-zealot who was the driving force behind conceiving, fleshing out, and actualizing it in gleeful collaboration with ZioOccupied WashDC congresstitutes and the executive? Hint: starts with J.

    Comment by roberthstiver | February 24, 2018 | Reply

  4. Rothschild, Cheney, Woolsey, Summers, etc. of Genie Energy and their friends in the global multi-billionaire class are losing customers across the Middle East. Unfortunately, this does not bode well for the people of Venezuela.

    Comment by Jerry Alatalo | February 24, 2018 | Reply


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