Iraq officials seek air defense deal with Gulf

05.12.2011                      09.Kislev. 5772

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Iraq officials seek air defense deal with Gulf

Baghdad moves to secure its airspace in lieu of US withdrawal; Iraqi president's chief of staff says Iraq lacks defense resources.

Iraq is seeking a joint defense agreement for airspace with Gulf countries as it moves to secure its air borders after the departure of US forces from the country this month, a senior official said on Sunday.
Naseer al-Ani, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's chief of staff, told a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh that Iraq lacked the resources to secure its own air space….