Thursday, October 04, 2007

Iraq Buys $100 Million In Arms From Chinese

Iraq has ordered $US100 million ($112 million) worth of light military equipment from China for its police force, contending that the United States was unable to provide the material and was too slow to deliver arms shipments, the Iraqi President, Jalal Talabani, said... The deal with China, not previously made public, has alarmed military analysts, who note that Iraq's security forces are already unable to account for more than 190,000 weapons supplied by the US. Many of these are believed to be in the hands of Shiite and Sunni militias, insurgents and other forces seeking to destabilise Iraq and target US troops...
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