July 26, 2017

Iraq seeking ‘substantial' Russian military & political presence – vice-president



Russian military and political presence in Iraq would bring balance to the whole Middle Eastern and North African region, Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi vice-president, said during his visit to Moscow. Read more.

RT

Related,
Baghdad needs Russia to balance foreign influence in Iraq, VP Maliki - Rudaw
Putin, Iraqi Vice President Maliki Meet Near St. Petersburg - RFERL

U.S. Ally Iraq Turns to Russia for Military Support, Oil Deals and Nation Building - Newsweek
Russia to work with ousted Iraqi leader to play powerbroker in region - Washington Examiner

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