Russia Secures Arms Deal WIth Iraq

Deal worth at least $4.2 billion


RUSSIA has confirmed signing more than $US4.2 billion ($A4.14 billion) in arms deals with Iraq during the second half of the year that make it into the nation's largest weapons supplier after the United States.

A joint statement issued after Tuesday's talks between visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev said the deals were agreed during delegation visits this year and totalled "more than $US4.2 billion.