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    Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:34 pm

    War over: Russia back in Iraq



    Russia and Iraq are prepared to develop a ‘roadmap’ of bilateral cooperation in all fields, from the energy sector to the humanitarian sphere, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced during a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Nouri al-Maliki in Moscow.

    The Iraqi prime minister’s visit at the head of an imposing delegation of representatives of business and the authorities shows Moscow’s and Baghdad’s serious intentions to restore full-scale economic relations after the end of a conflict in that country.

    Ten years ago, Iraq was one of Russia’s main trade and economic partners in the Middle East. The situation changed radically after the US and its NATO allies arrived in the region.

    Since 2003, Russia’s losses due to the termination of cooperation with Iraq have exceeded $8bln. It seems to be high time to change the situation. Traditionally warm relations between our two countries will promote further friendship, Dmitry Medvedev said addressing the Iraqi prime minister:

    “I am happy about our new meeting. Russians value our historical friendship with Iraqi people in spite of the dramatic events in recent years. We continue summit contacts and this will undoubtedly promote further friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding between Russia an Iraq. The current visit is part and parcel of this agenda.”

    In turn, Nouri al-Maliki stressed Moscow’s and Baghdad’s readiness to develop and consolidate bilateral cooperation:

    “Russian-Iraqi relations used to be very close and strong in the past and I am convinced they will continue to be the same in the future. Today, Iraq carries out an active policy of strengthening relations with friendly countries. The Iraqi delegation consists of representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the Defence Ministry, the Ministries of Trade, Oil and Energy. All these are potential spheres for cooperation with Russia”.

    If we speak facts, the Russian Lukoil company has won a contract for the development of the West Qurna-2 oil field. The contract stipulates reaching an output of 95mln tons of oil a year. The industrial production is due to start in 2014. An international consortium with the participation of Russian Gazprom Neft will carry out the exploration and production of oil in other Iraqi regions. In addition, the sides have agreed on a number of promising projects in electric power. As for partnership in defence technology, this year RosOboronExport signed contracts with Iraq worth over $4bln. Russia is also prepared to develop projects for delivering commercial aircraft to Iraq and training Iraqi personnel.

    Even prior to Nouri al-Maliki’s visit, sources in Baghdad pointed out that the talks prove that the Iraqi authorities intend to diversify their economic and political relations and reject US control over their activities.

    http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_10_09/War-over-Russia-back-in-Iraq/


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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:35 pm

    Russia, Iraq sign $4.2 Bln worth of military contracts in H2

    Russia and Iraq have signed more than $4.2 billion worth of military contracts in the first half of the year, the Russian government’s press service reports as Russian and Iraqi Prime Ministers Dmitry Medvedev and Nuri al-Maliki are meeting near Moscow to discuss ways of boosting and diversifying bilateral cooperation.

    The Iraqi delegation comprises senior foreign and defense ministry officials and representatives of the trade and oil ministries – the spheres where, according to Premier al-Maliki, bilateral ties are particularly intensive.

    Dmitry Medvedev, for his part, said that Russia valued its traditional friendship with the Iraqi people. “Despite the dramatic developments of the recent years, we have maintained top-level contacts, which promotes mutual understanding between Russia and Iraq,” he said.

    Russian, Iraqi Prime Ministers meet in atmosphere of friendship

    On Tuesday, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met in his residence with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other Iraqi politicians.

    The Iraqi delegation included representatives of the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry, the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Oil.

    “Our two countries’ friendship is a long-standing tradition,” Mr. Medvedev said, “and Russia is going to adhere to this tradition in the future as well. Despite the current complicated situation in the Middle East, Russia and Iraq are maintaining contacts on the highest level. As a rule, there are no misunderstandings between Russian and Iraqi leaders.”

    The two Prime Ministers discussed the situation in the Middle East and the two countries’ relations in trade – mainly, in energy.

    Iraqi PM invites Russian PM to Baghdad

    During a meeting at Mr. Medvedev’s Gorky residence today Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has invited Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Baghdad.

    “I would like to invite Mr. Medvedev to Baghdad and I believe that this visit will have a positive effect on the further progress in the bilateral relations,” Nouri al-Maliki has told.

    In response Dmitry Medvedev has emphasized that Russia is paying special attention to long-lasting friendships with the Iraqi people. He said that despite the fact that recent years have proved to be rather challenging, they are trying hard to keep in touch both at the top and ministerial levels. He has expressed his confidence that both countries would only benefit from such contacts in the future.

    http://english.ruvr.ru/2012_10_09/Russia-Iraq-sign-4-2-Bln-worth-of-military-contracts-in-H2/

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:37 pm

    The Russian daily newspaper Vedomosti reported late last month that contracts worth $4.3 million were being agreed ahead of Maliki's visit. It said they included deals for 30 Mi-28NE combat helicopters and 42 Pantsir-S1 mobile rocket launchers.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  GarryB on Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:34 am

    This will be good for the Havoc, as it will be able to mature faster with more users in different environments.

    Buying Pantsir-S1 is no surprise... they are very effective systems for what they are designed for.


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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:17 pm

    Lukoil starts oil production at West Qurna-2 field in Iraq

    The Russian oil company Lukoil has started oil production at the West Qurna-2 oil field in Iraq, an Interfax correspondent reported from the first oil ceremony.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a greeting message to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, which Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich read out at the ceremony, that the launch of this major project by Lukoil is an important step in the development of mutually beneficial practical cooperation between the two countries.

    Russian companies "possessing vast experience and cutting-edge technologies of operating hydrocarbon fields are capable of further making a significant contribution to the development of Iraq's rich energy resources," Putin said in his message.

    "We reaffirm our willingness to further expand bilateral partnership in various fields and provide assistance to the Iraqi leadership in its efforts toward the country's socioeconomic recovery and ensuring its independence, unity and prosperity. I should point out also that we fully support the Iraqi government's course toward reaching national accord and firmly opposing terrorism and extremism, which are the most serious challenges to security of not only your country but also the entire Middle Eastern region," Putin said.

    Lukoil plans to launch the Mishrif Early Oil phase of the project to produce 400,000 barrels of oil per day by the end of 2014. At the present time, the company has drilled 67 development wells and constructed an oil treatment facility (9 threads 57,500 barrels of oil per day each), a 126-MWt gas turbine plant, and a 103-km long export pipeline.

    The next phase called Mishrif Full Field Development implies that the production should be increased to 550,000 barrels per day within the next 3-4 years.

    After that, Lukoil will switch to developing the Yamama formation (650,000 barrels per day), which should bring the total production at West Qurna-2 to 1.2 million barrels per day (about 70 million tonnes a year). This target should be achieved in 2017, making West Qurna-2 the 4th largest oil and gas project in the world.

    The contract is designed for 25 years.

    West Qurna-2 contains about 14 billion barrels of recoverable oil reserves, which makes it the second largest virgin oil field in the world. Lukoil holds 75% in the project and the Iraqi government-run company North Oil Company 25%.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:20 am

    Russia to continue helping Iraq to counter terrorist threat

    MOSCOW, August 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia will continue to contribute to Iraq's efforts to effectively rebuff the terrorist threat, a Foreign Ministry official told ITAR-TASS on Thursday.

    "We're closely monitoring the situation in Iraq," the diplomat said. "Despite the difficult situation related to the activity of terrorists of the so-called Islamic State, Baghdad continues to form executive bodies."

    On August 11, the recently elected Iraqi president named the new prime minister, but representatives of political forces challenged the move as unconstitutional. Iraq's Supreme Federal Court is expected to clarify the matter.

    "Moscow supports the Iraqi political process running in the constitutional course," the Russian diplomat said. All responsible political forces are expected to cooperate, respecting state sovereignty and the strategic goals of national development.

    "We're convinced that the Iraqis, in the face of a shared threat, are capable of consolidation and solving the existing contradictions peacefully, within the framework of inclusive national dialogue involving all ethno-confessional groups," he said.

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    Iraq is likely that he got 6 fighter SU-30!

    Post  moheab iraqi on Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:34 pm


    He News Network site military-industrial complex, that Iraq recognizes the aircraft SU-30 K, which was operating in the Indian Air Force from the nineties of the past century, and was replaced in the post of the Russian side, the newest fighter.

    The site that the orders of the Iraqi army of American weapons and especially fighter F-16 American devoted to Iraq, did not reach in order to defend the Iraqis so far, and noted that the Iraqi government appealed to party Russian military assistance urgently to stop the encroachment of terrorists and seizing Iraqi cities more, in late June, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki former Alraaqa that Iraq contracted to buy six Russian Sukhoi fighter jets, and then did not specify what types of fighters.

    According to recent information, the Iraqi Air Force contract for the acquisition of a number 6 Russian fighter jets of the model SU-30K, built previously for the Indian Air Force a number up to 18 fighter, and has the process of replacing fighter jets, a Russian aircraft SU-30MKI, and then returned fighters to plant modernization in Paronfitch -rossia white to the process of reform and re-updating and renewal of fighters.

    The number of fighters that he repeated the Indian Air Force, was a fighter 18, Angola got the number 12 fighter ones, and execution of the contract will begin in 2015, and on what seems to be the number 6 fighter has other remaining scientific sold to Iraq, in the form of an urgent, and in late June, delivered to Iraq fighter SU-30K!


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    В последних числах июня истребители Су-30К были переданы заказчику



    According to reports, Iraq received a number of Russia 5-6 SU-25 aircraft disjointed, technicians managed to regroup Iraqi aircraft, but Russian newspapers are talking about the Iraq contract on the purchase of 10 aircraft SU-25 deal up to 500 million dollars from the depots Russian army, and that he used some of them possibly even in the Soviet-Afghan war!

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  medo on Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:15 pm

    So this now become more clear, that Iraq will buy remaining 6 ex-Indian Su-30K. What is the state of those planes now as well as of those for Angola? Are they overhauled now? Will pilots be trained in Belarus or in Russia for those planes? Also there is a question, how quick could Angola and Iraq get them?

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:02 am

    Russia to provide military, other assistance to Iraq, Syria in combating terrorism

    PARIS, September 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia will provide military and other assistance to Iraq and Syria in the fight against terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on the sidelines of an international conference on Iraq in Paris on Monday.

    “We have spoken of our contribution to supporting the Iraqi government in their fight against terrorists, ensuring security of their state. In a similar way we provide military and other kind of assistance to Syria that is also facing a serious terrorist threat, maybe to a lesser degree. We also provide assistance to our partners in Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan. So we have something to contribute to the common efforts,” Lavrov said.

    No double standards in the fight against terrorists are acceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on the sidelines of an international conference on Iraq in the French capital on Monday.

    “We have long been raising the issue of terrorist activity that has dramatically intensified in the Middle East and in North Africa after the “Arab spring” events, after the goals of overthrowing the regimes were set above the general goals of preventing the terrorism threat spread,” he said.

    “We did this not for the sake of blaming somebody for the past, but exclusively for taking into account the past lessons in the international community’s new actions and drawing the conclusion that no double standards are acceptable in the fight against terrorism, that there are no good and bad terrorists and that it is necessary to take consistent action, without putting that or other political projects above the general task of combating terrorism,” Lavrov said.

    "This also refers to such a phenomenon as terrorist organizations that occpupy oilfields and securely sell oil through channels established by them," he pointed out.

    "An emphasis must be laid on the need to prevent a swelling of the ranks of a terrorist international which young people readily join because of bad socio-economic conditions," Lavrov emphasized.

    "Extremists also make use of the Palestinian problem that remains unresolvd for decades, pointing to an unfair attitude to the Arabs in the Middle East," Russia's Foreign Minister added.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:27 am

    Russia's LUKOIL, Iraq Discuss Joint Geological Prospecting Venture

    Russia's LUKOIL oil company and Iraq authorities are considering establishing a joint geological prospecting venture during a meeting in Vienna.

    VIENNA, November 26 (Sputnik) — Russia's Lukoil oil and gas company and Iraq authorities are considering the possibility of setting up a joint venture to carry out geological prospecting in Iraq, Lukoil President Vagit Alekperov has announced.

    Alekperov and Iraqi Oil Minister Abdul Karim Luaibi discussed a number of new projects, including a joint geological prospecting venture, during a meeting in Vienna.
    During her visit to Rome, Iranian senior official Massoumeh Ebtekar invited Italian experts and companies to participate in the 14th International Environment Exhibition scheduled next March in Iran.

    "The minister supported the idea. A working group will start working on finding a site for the joint project," Alekperov said Wednesday, after the talks.

    In May, Iraqi Ambassador to Russia Sharif Muhsin said Iraq was interested in expanding joint oil production and refining with Russia, stressing that Lukoil 'soil production level in Iraq was expected to reach 1.2 million barrels in the near future.

    Russia and Iran have a good track record of successful cooperation in the energy sector, including construction of power plants in Iraq.

    In November, Russia and Iran signed a deal for the construction of two nuclear reactor units at the Bushehr power plant, using Russian technology. Under the agreement, Russia will also deliver nuclear fuel for the units. The parties also signed a memorandum of understanding on deeper cooperation on peaceful nuclear energy.

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    Post  George1 on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:18 pm

    Russia's Bashneft Plans Exploration Drilling at Iraqi Block 12 in 2016

    Russian Bashneft plans to begin exploration drilling at the Iraqi Block 12 in late 2016.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Bashneft oil company plans to begin exploration drilling at the Iraqi Block 12 in late 2016, the company said in a statement Monday.

    “Currently, seismic data processing and interpretation is underway; the data will serve as a basis for seismic and geological modelling aimed at identifying formations that are potentially oil- and gas-bearing. The start of exploration drilling at Block 12 has been scheduled for late 2016,” the statement reads.

    Meanwhile, the company completed seismic surveys at the block as part of the geological exploration program approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Oil.

    Bashneft began hydrocarbon exploration at the Block 12 following a licensing round in summer 2012.

    To implement the project, a consortium was established, with Bashneft owning a 70 percent stake, and Iraqi Premier Oil Exploration and Production company holding the remaining 30 percent.

    The geological exploration program at Block 12 is expected to last 5 years, and may be extended for another two years.

    The Block 12 is located in the Iraqi southern Najaf and Muthanna governorates. This region is believed to have a high potential for oil production.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150406/1020527850.html#ixzz3WXhOrWYj

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Thu May 21, 2015 1:25 pm

    Iraqi PM arrives on Russia visit despite warning of "some forces"



    Russia's leadership and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will be discussing military-technical cooperation and the turbulent situation in the Middle East

    MOSCOW, May 21. /TASS/. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived on a visit to Russia despite the warning of "some forces" against the trip, he said at the meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday.

    "We have arrived in Russia despite the recommendations of some forces to abandon the trip," he said.

    "We highly appreciate the relations with Russia and believe that they are promising and our visit directly proves this," the prime minister stressed. "We are set to develop ties in all the areas, including the military and technical cooperation, economic cooperation and the oil and gas sphere," he said.

    The Iraqi prime minister congratulated Medvedev and all the Russian people with the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, "the Victory over the fascist and Nazi forces."

    He expressed hope that the sides "will be able to gain victory by joint efforts over the new forces that are like those that you have defeated." He explained that these are first of all the terrorism threats.

    Kremlin finds Mideast situation worrisome, Putin to discuss it with Iraqi PM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will be discussing military-technical cooperation and the turbulent situation in the region on Thursday.

    "It is a good opportunity for exchanging opinions on the situation in the region," Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said about the agenda of the meeting due later in the day. "The situation is very turbulent and alarming. Of course, it will be discussed."

    According to the Kremlin official the talks will be held first in the narrow format and then in an expanded one. No documents are due to be signed.

    While speaking about the current condition of Russia-Iraq relations Peskov noted growing trade, which currently stands at about 1.8 billion dollars.

    "Slowly but surely cooperation is being resumed between such fundamental institutions as an inter-governmental commission for trade, economic and scientific-technological cooperation. We cooperate well in the energy industry, too," he said.

    As far as military-technical cooperation is concerned, this theme "features on the agenda, too," Peskov avoided disclosing any details adding that this aspect of negotiations would be closed to the media.

    According to earlier reports, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is scheduled to hold talks with his Iraqi counterpart, too. Trading and economic cooperation will be discussed, the prime minister’s press-service said.

    "In the course of the negotiations Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will discuss steps to perfect the regulatory basis of bilateral relations, stronger ties in education and culture and other themes of mutual interest," the government’s press-service has said.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu May 21, 2015 4:45 pm

    so onece again we'll be completely in the dark as to what stuff they're buying and what sort of military technical assistance Russia will give... we already know that there are at least dozens (if not more) Russian advisors in various Iraqi military facilities working on new systems for helicopters, air defence as well as induction of the assembly of MRAPs. What else is hidden from view... we'll only find out in drips from social media in Iraq as well as from Russian Company annual financial reports.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu May 28, 2015 11:04 am

    the united states has contradictory aims in this war.

    It has multiple "allies" all with contradictory visions of what outcome they seek.

    Israel wants all the non-jews to lose... the more death and destruction outside israel, the less threat to israel...

    The GCC countries seek to overthrow the Syrian regime at all costs and replace it with a wahabi theocracy.

    Turkey is quietly seeking to become the sultan of the new caliphate.

    Some people in the US want to sign the nuclear deal with Iran.

    Other people in the US are opposed to the nuclear deal with Iran.

    Some in the US want to maintain Iraq's territorial integrity and government.

    Others in the US support Kurdistan and its lobbies.

    all of that mixed together creates the current US policy of effectively "let them fight forever" quite simiar to US policy from the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.

    Which is why Iraq's only chance of "breaking the deadlock" is to join the SCO and have Russian and Chinese Military forces assist Iraq directly. As a member of the SCO Iraq is "made" ... they will be untouchable by the allies of the US.

    However the US is beating the Iraqis into staying in Line... thus far. We would need a major "collapse" like ISIS entering baghdad for the government to seek such a solution.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:19 pm

    Iraq, Russia Agree to Begin Direct Flights Between Countries

    According to minutes taken in negotiations between the countries' delegations, Russian and Iraqi air authorities have agreed to begin direct flights between the two countries.

    The minutes were published by Russia's civil aviation watchdog, Rosaviatsia, on Wednesday.

    The two countries agreed on seven flights per week in both directions between Moscow and Baghdad, as well as between Moscow and Basrah, the agreement signed in Moscow on May 27 said.

    The agreement was signed a week after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said that Baghdad intended to develop cooperative relations with Russia in all spheres.

    Following the deterioration of Russia's relations with the West over Ukraine in 2014, Moscow began increasing cooperation with its Middle Eastern partners.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/world/20150610/1023174055.html#ixzz3cfHYRAUr

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:49 pm

    Finally. There is so much traffic between the countries now it was ludicrous for people to have to transit via Istanbul or even dubai!

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:04 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:Finally. There is so much traffic between the countries now it was ludicrous for people to have to transit via Istanbul or even dubai!

    Especially considering they could easily just make flights over the Caspian Sea lol!

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:03 am

    US Bullies Iraq to Close Airspace to Russian Aid Flights to Syria

    As a number of nations shut down airspace in response to pressure from the United States, Russia continues to transport humanitarian aid into Syria through Iraqi and Iranian skies. The United States, perhaps predictably, doesn’t like it, and continues to accuse Moscow of launching a military intervention.

    On Sunday, a Russian military-transport plane touched down at Latakia airport in Jableh, Syria. Onboard was over 80 metric tons of humanitarian aid necessary for establishing a refugee camp in the region. While those supplies were sorely needed by those under attack from the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, getting them there was something of an endeavor.

    After the Bulgarian government caved to US demands and closed its airspace to Russian cargo planes, Moscow was forced to reroute those flights through Iran and Iraq. But Washington has been actively lobbying those governments to block them as well.

    Since September 5, US diplomats have urged Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to follow Bulgaria’s lead. Officials familiar with the meetings told the New York Times that the Iraqi government had promised to consider the option, but the recent flights prove that Washington may have significantly less influence over the Middle Eastern nation than it would like to believe.

    "Since [Former Prime Minister] Maliki relinquished the premiership, power and authority in Iraq have become increasingly diffused with various players now exercising unilateral power over the use of force," Ramzy Mardini, a fellow with the Atlantic Council, told the New York Times.

    "Neutrality is the best Washington can hope for in Baghdad," he added. "Iraq is not a dictatorial state like many of the US allies in the Middle East. Iraq is still a fragile state whose leaders are exposed to politics. In the discourse of Iraqi politics, forcing Abadi to side with the US against Assad is like re-aligning him with the Sunni axis against the Shia one."

    If neutrality and cooperation is the best strategy for combating IS in the region, it’s one the Pentagon seems bent on ignoring. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of fanning the conflict and taking advantage of the situation to help bolster the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

    "It appears now that Assad is worried enough that he’s inviting Russian advisers in and Russian equipment in," President Obama said during a visit to Fort Meade, Maryland last week.

    "And that won’t change our core strategy, which is to continue to put pressure on ISIL in Iraq and Syria, but we are going to be engaging Russia to let them know that you can’t continue to double-down on a strategy that’s doomed to failure."

    To support its claims of a Russian "invasion" in Syria, the West has repeatedly pointed to the presence of Russian military forces and equipment at both Latakia and the Russian naval facility at Tartus.

    But while these facts are presented as conspiracy, Moscow has been completely transparent in its intention to counter the spread of the Islamic State.

    "There were military supplies, they are ongoing, and they will continue," Russia’s foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, said on Sunday. "They are inevitably accompanied by Russian specialists, who help to adjust the equipment, to train Syrian personnel how to use this weaponry."

    The accusations from Washington are especially baffling given the Pentagon’s similar operations in Iraq. Nearly 3,500 US advisors are currently stationed in Iraq to help with the offensive against IS, and the government has received multiple weapons shipments from Washington, many of which have unwittingly fallen into the hands of terrorist fighters.

    Washington has also been decidedly cagey about its diplomatic efforts to close off airspace, refusing to publicly discuss details about those meetings.

    "Regardless of what air corridor is being used, we’ve been clear about our concerns about continued material support to the Assad regime," US State Department spokesman John Kirby said during a news briefing last Thursday.

    "We don’t talk about our diplomatic conversations, but we’ve asked our friends and partners in the region to ask tough questions of the Russians."

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150914/1026990443/US-Bullies-Iraq-Airspace.html#ixzz3llEIL4b8


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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:26 am

    Russia May Provide Reconnaissance Aircraft for Baghdad Info Center

    Hakim Zamli, the head of Iraq’s parliamentary committee on security and defense, said that Moscow could help Iraq in the fight against ISIL with reconnaissance aircraft and satellite images.

    MOSCOW(Sputnik) – Russia may supply the Baghdad Information Center with reconnaissance aircraft and satellite images in the fight against the Islamic State, the head of Iraq’s parliamentary committee on security and defense said Tuesday.

    “Russia has reconnaissance aircraft and a powerful network of reconnaissance and satellites, with these all of the countries can attain good results,” Hakim Zamli told RIA Novosti by telephone.

    The information center is to include specialists from Russia, Syria, Iran, and Iraq.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150929/1027719599/russia-may-provide-reconnaissance-aircraft.html#ixzz3nB26TVHa


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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:44 pm

    At the UN Obama was filmed after the meetings having a "private chat" with Iraqi PM Haider Abadi...





    So now Obama wants to talk to the Iraqis... how droll.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  par far on Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:25 pm

    sheytanelkebir wrote:At the UN Obama was filmed after the meetings having a "private chat" with Iraqi PM Haider Abadi...





    So now Obama wants to talk to the Iraqis... how droll.


    The asshole Obama is trying to pressure him.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:29 pm

    Obama: We wont send the rest of your F16s if you collaborate with Russia
    Abadi: Its ok our boys are already training on MiG35s
    Obama: F*** You and F*** Mig!

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:33 pm

    Sheytan, you should certainly spend more time on this forum. 100%.

    You contributed a lot to mp.net. Now it's down with the best part of it (photos and videos) and it's replacement is some shitty forum. Here, you're welcome.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  sheytanelkebir on Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:35 pm

    thanks walther. Just so busy with work and stuff that I rarely get time to post... even though there's loads of news.

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    Re: Russia - Iraq bilateral cooperation

    Post  Walther von Oldenburg on Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:39 pm

    Q:

    Why are there so many ex-Saddam officers in IS? Does the world offer too few ideologies that out of all possibilities they choose Jihadi Islamism? Couldn't they choose liberal democracy or even communism instead?

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