Iraqi militia leader ‘sought Iran’s help to buy Russian missiles’

September 9, 2019

The National:

A senior leader in Iraq’s paramilitary forces has asked Iran for assistance in buying Russian missiles, reports claim.

Falih Al Fayyadh, Iraq’s National Security Adviser, allegedly asked to buy the S-300 or S-400 missiles system during meetings with Russian officials in Moscow last month, Asharq Al Awsat newspaper reported.

Mr Al Fayyadh said that Iran had encouraged him to seek the weapons. No deal has been finalised.

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