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July 20, 2017

Iraq is repaying half a billion dollars to Iran for its electricity debts, an official from Tehran said, still owing $800 million to the Islamic Republic.

Iraq will pay $500 million to Iran within the next two weeks, Iran's deputy minister Houshang Falahatian of energy told state-run IRNA news on Monday.

Falahatian also said that Baghdad still owes $800 million for debts it has accrued over the past four months, but that Iran will continue to supply electricity to the Iraqi grid.

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Russia to supply large batch of tanks to Iraq
July 20, 2017

Russia will supply a large batch of tanks to Iraq in 2017, reported TASS on Thursday.

'It's a big contract for a big batch. I cannot name the exact sum, the number of tanks is big,' Xinhua news agency quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin's aide for military technical cooperation, Vladimir Kozhin, as saying.

The contract may exceed $1 billion, a huge sum for Russia's"...



 

July 20, 2017

Russia will supply a large batch of tanks to Iraq in 2017, reported TASS on Thursday.

'It's a big contract for a big batch. I cannot name the exact sum, the number of tanks is big,' Xinhua news agency quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin's aide for military technical cooperation, Vladimir Kozhin, as saying.

The contract may exceed $1 billion, a huge sum for Russia's Uralvagonzavod Corporation -- the supplier of the tanks.

Uralvagonzavod"...

 
 
July 20, 2017

A little more than three years ago, the ancient city of Mosul – Iraq’s second-largest -- was a strategically important northern metropolis on the Tigris, home to a diverse population of almost 2 million Arabs, Assyrians, Turkmen, Kurds, Yazidis and others.

Then ISIS arrived.

In June 2014, a relatively small band of radical Islamic insurgents defeated a significantly"...

 
 
July 20, 2017

Textron Aviation Defense has been awarded a $8.8 million contract to refurbish 15 T-6A Texan II training aircraft for the Iraqi Air Force, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday.

The contract falls under foreign military sales and provides for the parts and work needed to reconstitute the Iraqi T-6A fleet for the training of future F-16 Fighting"...

 
 
July 20, 2017

A January intelligence product has served as the basis for a series of Congressional hearings into the issue of Russian meddling into American elections — and has taken on a near canonical quality that precludes any critical questioning of either the authors or their findings. There is one major problem, however: the supposedly definitive assessment was not that which it proclaimed to be.

On Jan. 6, the Office of the Director for National Intelligence"...

 
 
July 20, 2017

The Iraqi Parliament yesterday decided to question Salman Al-Jumaili, acting minister of trade, on suspicion of financial corruption.

A parliamentary source who asked not to be named said: “Parliament Speaker, Salim Al-Jubouri has informed the members of the Council in today’s meeting that 3 August was set to question Al-Jumaili.”

The source added: “Al-Jumaili"...