U.S. Stockpiling Weapons in Iraq

August 27, 2013

Under the pretext of backing Iraqi National Police in an "escalating war against terrorism" the U.S. is planning to provide Iraq with F-16 fighter jets worth $5 Billion. The U.S. is also currently working out a deal to provide Iraq with a modern air-defense system including radar and other communications systems, weapons systems, spare parts and training.

Already the U.S. stores billions of dollars worth of military equipment in Iraq, including armored personnel carriers, howitzers and Abrams tanks.

The stationing of U.S. troops and military hardware in Iraq, expedited by the Agreement for a Relationship of Friendship and Cooperation signed by the Iraqi government in 2008, is a violation of the sovereign rights of the Iraqi people and facilitates U.S. reconnaissance and military intervention in the region.