Al-Bayati: 80% of Iraq would be from United States and Britain
Al-Bayati: 80% of Iraq would be from the United States and Britain
Editor: NQ | BS
Wednesday 29 August 2012 12: 05 GMT
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Member of the Parliamentary Committee on security and defence, Abbas Al-Bayati, Wednesday, that 80% of Western Iraq would be, noting that Iraq will receive F16s schedule, as it is not the right of any State to put conditions on Iraq in arms sales.
Al-Bayati said in an interview for "alsumaria news", "80% of Corps of the Iraqi army's Western force will depend on us and British weapons", stating that "Iraq will receive f-16 fighter on schedule."
Al-Bayati said the State of law coalition leader that "Iraq seeks to get F16 2013 before next year," that "should not be left open the country's airspace.
Al-Bayati said that "the US side constraints on arming the Iraqi army is not all true," he said, adding that "the issue of delivery of f-16 for the Iraq issue art relating to contracts with the manufacturer, not political".
He is a member of the Parliamentary Committee on security and defence that the manufacturer put the scale by which it recognizes as precedence purchase aircraft, "he said, adding that" Iraq would not accept any conditions on selling us weapons, and the F16s will fly to Iraq airspace for 24 hours because it is not the right of any State to require us to how we use and when we use ".
Was media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister, (23 August 2012), that Iraq expected the United States to hand him the first batch of f-16 fighter jets, which includes 18 aircraft in March next, under the agreement signed between the two countries.
Iraq signed an agreement with Washington to buy 36 f-16 fighter aircraft, the Iraqi Government announced in September last year, 2011, the payment of the first instalment of the purchase price for the transaction value 18 fighter of this type.
But US officials questioned the possibility of completing the receipt and delivery of the first group of aircraft in March 2013 and said during the visit of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff General Martin Dempsey Baghdad, (21 August 2012) that Iraq will receive in September of 2014 first batch of us f-16 fighter jets.
According to these officials, who preferred anonymity, the United States has so far agreed to sell Iraq worth 12 billion dollars in arms and training contracts, including 36 f-16 fighter.
Iraqi pilots are being trained on the aircraft already in the United States, but the US Air Force Commander Bruce handy said earlier that the pilots had finished training before delivery of the first batch of those planes to Baghdad.
The Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed (3 July 2012), the Iraqi Government's desire to increase the number of f-16 in the "near future" to protect Iraqi airspace, with the delegation of this aircraft manufacturer last form of contracted within the second meal.
Deal raised F16s reactions to the Kurds after Iraq Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani, on 23 April 2012, the US Congress cancellation, while criticized the parliamentary security and Defense Committee rejected arming Iraq with Barzani that returned Barzani in aircraft, (4 may 2012), confirms that the MiG and Mirage f16 not frighten Al-Kurd as frightened culture that believes in aircraft, artillery and tanks and btksad attacking Kurds accused parties "to prove their Arab identity," tragedy "the Kurds still Incomprehensible to the Arab Street.
And f-16 produced by Group General Dynamics, and exported to some 20 countries, is the most widely used fighter in the world.
This armament deal comes under the security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington at the end of November 2008, which provides for the training and equipping of Iraqi forces.
It is expected that Iraq and the United States relationship during the next stage within the so-called (strategic framework), which provides for the Exchange and partnership between the two countries in political, economic, diplomatic, cultural and security.
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