S-400 / S300V4 / Antey 2500 for Iraq?

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Re: S-400 / S300V4 / Antey 2500 for Iraq?

مشاركة بواسطة hayder » الجمعة سبتمبر 20, 2019 1:57 pm

most of the iraqi government is in china today.

China offers both investments and credits. Most of Iraq's oil facilities have major chinese investors and much of Iraqi oil goes to China.

I wonder if the Chinese will offer some sort of package for Iraq for air defences. It not only has a monetary advantage vs Russia, but there is less political fallout because of the US embargo against Almaz Antey.

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Re: S-400 / S300V4 / Antey 2500 for Iraq?

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Intel: How Russia is helping Iraq build up its air defenses amid US-Iran escalation

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Following the latest hostilities between the United States and Iran inside Iraq, Baghdad has reportedly resumed negotiations with Moscow over reinforcing its air defenses. Mohammed Raza, chairman of the Iraqi parliament’s Defense and Security Committee, told Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency that talks to purchase the S-300 missile system are underway.

Raza said he wasn’t aware of how far along the deal is, but insisted that a possible agreement with Russia is authorized by the Iraqi leadership.

“This should have been settled long ago. But we are expecting a lot of opposition to the deal from the United States,” Raza said. He conceded that earlier attempts to strike an agreement were rolled back over “American threats of sanctions.”

Why it matters: Russia is making tacit moves throughout the Middle East to ensure its status as a deal-maker and a reliable mediator amid a turbulent start to the new year.

Last September, Al-Monitor reported on Russian-Iraqi contacts over a potential reinforcement of protection for the Iraqi skies. The contacts followed Israeli strikes on Iran-linked militias. At the time, Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) leader Falih al-Fayadh visited Moscow for talks with the secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, and other officials.

Military-technical cooperation between Russia and Iraq has been on the rise since 2014, when the implementation of previously signed contracts reinforced Iraq’s security system, facilitating the country’s struggle against the Islamic State. Since then, Baghdad’s interest in purchasing Russian missile systems has waxed and waned.

What’s next: Denis Mirgorod, a senior fellow at the North Caucasus-based Institute for Strategic Studies, said that amid the escalation of conflicts in the Middle East, “it seems that the countries of the region are beginning to use an increasingly pragmatic approach in shaping their defense policy.”

“In this regard, the latest news about the intensification of Iraq’s actions to purchase a Russian air defense system seems logical,” he told Al-Monitor, adding that there have been conflicting messages about whether Baghdad is interested in the S-300 or the more modern S-400 system that Russia recently sold to Turkey, sparking a showdown with the United States.

“Most likely, a more modern S-400 will be acquired, the former head of the Iraqi Security and Defense Council, Hakim al-Zamili, announced this in May 2019,” Mirgorod said. “We also note that the ongoing protests in this country should determine Iraq’s foreign policy priorities for a sufficiently long time. And if pro-Iranian political forces come to power, this move can be considered as an integral part of Tehran’s regional policy in the face of increasing pressure.”

Know more: Make sure to read Russia Mideast Editor Maxim Suchkov’s story on how Russia is positioning itself as broker amid Mideast tensions and Ruslan Mamedov’s analysis on how Moscow has engaged Iraq on military technical cooperation.

Ruslan Mamedov and Anton Mardasov contributed to this story


Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... z6ApV3gGpN
Iraq in Talks to Buy Russian Missile Systems – Lawmaker

Iraq has resumed talks with Russia to buy its S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, a senior Iraqi lawmaker told the state-run RIA Novosti news agency following the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander and Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes there.

Meanwhile, firebrand lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky urged Iran to buy Russia’s advanced S-400 missile systems in the wake of a flare-up in tensions with Washington.
“I told Iran’s leadership to buy our more powerful S-400 and S-500 missile defense systems and to open air, naval and land bases like in Syria,” the state-run TASS news agency quoted Zhirinovsky as saying.

Iraq has several months ago “renewed negotiations on an S-300 contract” with Russia, Mohammad Reza al-Haider, the chairman of the Iraqi parliament’s defense committee, told RIA on Thursday.

Earlier talks — after alleged Israeli strikes on Iran-linked targets in August — were suspended over U.S. threats of sanctions, he said. The S-300 manufacturer is subject to U.S. and European sanctions.

“We expect pushback from the U.S. on this matter,” al-Haider told RIA.

Al-Haider said he was unaware what stage the Russian-Iraqi negotiations have reached, but noted that Baghdad’s leadership has authorized the S-300 purchase.

Iraq has expanded its defense cooperation with Russia in recent years with increased purchases of Russian aircraft and tanks.

Iran fired missiles Wednesday at bases in Iraq where U.S. troops were stationed in retaliation for Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani's killing in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3. U.S. President Donald Trump said he authorized Soleimani’s assassination because the Iranian commander had planned to blow up a U.S. embassy.

In August, Russia’s ambassador in Baghdad told Iraq’s parliamentary speaker that Moscow was ready to support its UN Security Council initiative to expand its air defense capabilities.

An Iran-linked militia leader visited Moscow in September in what analysts said was “probably connected to Iraq’s interest in expanding military-technical contacts with Russia and purchasing Russian air defense systems.”

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/01/ ... ker-a68855

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Re: S-400 / S300V4 / Antey 2500 for Iraq?

مشاركة بواسطة TangoIII » الأربعاء يناير 15, 2020 3:48 pm

هسه إس-300 لو إس-400 ؟!
الولايات المتحدة تهدد العراق بعقوبات في حال شراء "إس-400"

أعلن نائب مساعد وزير الخارجية الأمريكية لشؤون الشرق الأوسط، جوي هود، أن الولايات المتحدة قد تفرض عقوبات على العراق في حال اقتناء منظومة الدفاع الجوي الصاروخية "إس-400".

ونقلت وسائل إعلام قوله: "بالنسبة لـ"إس-400"، نعم: من المرجح أن تؤدي عملية الشراء إلى فرض عقوبات. لذلك ننصح شركائنا بعدم القيام بمثل هذه المشتريات".

وكان سفير العراق لدى طهران، سعد جواد قنديل قد أكد يوم الاثنين، أن بغداد تتفاوض مع روسيا لشراء منظومة "إس- 300" الصاروخية للدفاع الجوي، لافتًا إلى أنه من الوارد شراء المنظومة.

وقال قنديل، في مقابلة مع وكالة "سبوتنيك": "هذه المسألة (شراء إس- 300) مطروحة على طاولة المباحثات بين روسيا والعراق، ومن الممكن أن يشتري العراق هذه المنظومة".

في وقت سابق، أعلن رئيس لجنة الدفاع والأمن في البرلمان العراقي، محمد رضا، أن بغداد استأنفت مفاوضاتها مع موسكو حول شراء أنظمة "إس-300". يحاول العراق شراء أنظمة الدفاع الجوي الروسية منذ عام 2017، لكن التهديد بفرض عقوبات اقتصادية من قبل الولايات المتحدة ما زال يعيق المفاوضات.

https://arabic.sputniknews.com/world/20 ... D8%B3-400/

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Re: S-400 / S300V4 / Antey 2500 for Iraq?

مشاركة بواسطة hayder » الجمعة يناير 17, 2020 9:28 pm

why not buy an S-400 but "branded" as an S-300? That way the americans can't publicly get angry... trump would be happy.

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