View Full Version : Russian arms committee limit the responsibility of the deal on eight people

12-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:34

http://www.shafaaq.com/en/images/2012/12/7/doyush-bashliqi-44546.jpgShafaq News / The investigation committee in the Russian arms deal revealed on Wednesday, the decline of the responsibility of the deal on eight people, including a Lebanese, a Russian and an adviser in the Iraqi presidency.
The member Committee, MP Ahmed al-Jubouri told "Shafaq News", that “the Committee voted unanimously on the Russian arms report deal after hearing more than 30 people. "
He added that " the committee has been able to limit the responsibility of the deal on eight people only, including a Lebanese , a Russian and someone who works as an adviser in the presidency," noting that "the committee has not been confirmed to the moment of the eight people involvement.”
"The adviser had gone alone to Russia without a mandate from the president or the Ministry of Defense, as the investigative committee is convinced that there are some people involved in the deal, which is something that will be discovered by the Integrity investigation Commission and prosecution."
Jubouri said that the committee had sent a letter to the military adviser to Russian President (Yoweri) as a party to the deal by the Foreign Ministry as he stressed that the latter agreed to come as a witness and not as an accused to testify. "
The parliamentary investigation committee in charge of Russian arms deal had revealed last Thursday that it has completed the investigation with 30 figures involved in the investigation, noting that some of those figures received promises of "commissions" from the Russian side.
Iraq has signed deals to buy Russian weapons worth $ 4.2 billion that included, according to Russian reports, the MiG-29 aircraft, 30 attack helicopters Mi -28, 42 Pantsir - S 1 and a missile systems.
Iraq announced that it had canceled the deal after marred by what is believed to be corruption, as media circulated most prominent suspects’ names including some close to Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki.