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to the Security and Defense Committee in Parliament said it “will host Defense Minister Khaled al – Obeidi and Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari in the first parliamentary sessions to learn the American supply contracts.”
Said committee member Mohammed al – Karbouli in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Wednesday, “Exploitation of the United States to the circumstances of the Iraq war against terrorism and trying to pass the armament deals and load the Iraqi budget for the burden of additional, necessarily will not help in building the capacity of an independent military forces in processing and armament , and even control , “and urged the Iraqi government not to sign the proposed US credit military facilities.”
He said Karbouli “although our observations on the Iranian support for Iraq in its war against terrorism with money, weapons and human and logistical resources, but we have not touched until this moment an Iranian Ministry of financial claims defense or the Iraqi government to meet its support donated. ”
he pointed out that” the Commission on Security and Defence parliamentary agreed to host the ministers of defense and finance in the first coming parliament sessions for the purpose of standing on US supply contracts and amount and size of the supplier of it. ”
the Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari has occurred with US Ambassador Stuart Jones on Wednesday a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of ease credit for military funding outside the Convention [FMF].
she explained the Ministry of Finance said in a statement received [where] a copy of the memo is “to facilitate the purchase of military equipment within the Foreign military financing program for the air force and ground equipment warship with advanced technologies and advanced technology contribute significantly to the promotion of the military capability of the armed forces so that they can win the victory in the war on terrorism and the entity Daash terrorist and edit all areas of Iraq from the clutches. ”
he pointed out that” under this credit facility government allocates US $ 200 million Peshmerga forces in order to assist them in carrying out their duties, and the government is committed to using public money to continue to support and expand the successes of the popular crowd program, this program will be based payment mechanisms on credit with soft terms and repayment periods appropriate “.
for his part , the US ambassador said that” the credit facility will allow the forces Iraqi security postpone payments for the purchase of ammunition and maintenance of the 16 planes F- and tanks M1A1 [Aparmz]. ”
He also” allow the deal valued at $ 2.7 billion for Iraq a grace period of one year and the duration of payment of an eight and a half years to pay dues military purchases. ”