Created on Tuesday, 02 July / July 2013 08:04 | Print | E-mail
Baghdad / Orr News
Senior political sources said that the visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's recent visit to Russia came to discuss a number of important issues, including the Syrian file and the issue of German planes that Iraq contracted to purchase and pay for it since 1996 and did not receive it until now. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Sunday to Moscow at the head of a senior delegation that includes Oil Minister Abdul Karim and coffee on an official visit aimed at enhancing the cooperation between the two countries.
The sources said that "al-Maliki seeks through his visit, which started, yesterday, to Moscow to discuss a number of important issues and sensitive notably the Syrian file to see the view of the Russian government about the repercussions of this crisis and its final position of the government of Bashar al-Assad and the possibility of continuing to support this system before international challenges "To be able to give the Iraqi government's obligations in this regard. The source added that "Maliki wants to know the position of the Russian side on the issue of Iraqi funds frozen and some outstanding issues after the withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII, especially one aircraft," Boeing "and" jumbo "contracted by Iraq since 1996, with Germany and paid full, has not received so far, and the attitude about it from the point of view of the Russian friend. "
The Iraqi government announced in November 2012, it decided to re-negotiate with Moscow on arms deal canceled by the government in Baghdad after suspicions of corruption and was worth more than $ 4.2 billion. Russia had announced during a visit by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the ninth of October 2012, she signed with Iraq arms contracts worth more than $ 402 billion making it once again one of the largest providers of this state with weapons after the United States. Iraq also extended last January, the holding company "Lukoil" Russian oil from five years to 25 years compared to extend the period of peak production to 19 and a half years instead of 13 years.
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