BAGHDAD / NINA / the Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Jabbar Yawar denied that Kurdistan region has any secret deal with any foreign country to buy weapons.
The website of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan quoted him as saying "The Kurdistan region has not any deal with any foreign country to buy not a weapon, but not even a small chip."
He added: " we can not buy these weapons in any way, and can not be supplied to Iraq, because , the fact that the countries that share with us are Turkey, Iran and Syria and these countries do not allow the entry of any weapon from any kind, wondering; so how can we come with such weapons."
Yawar said: "The rumors about this transaction are lies, that were fabricated for disturbing the atmosphere between the province and the center, especially as this news comes at a time when relations between the province and the center passed crisis."
It is mentioned, that some media quoted a senior security source yesterday, that Iraqi authorities are trying to prevent a "secret arms deal" involving anti-aircraft missiles, which the Kurdistan Region had dealt earlier with one of foreign countries to buy them."
The source added that "The weapons include anti-tank missiles and aircraft, and large quantities of heavy weapons, which the whole are Russian model manufactured in 2004." / End