US warned Iraq of possible sanctions when buying Russian missiles

US Secretary of State for Middle East Joey Hood said the United States plans to impose sanctions

against Iraq if the country's representatives equip the army with Russian S-400 missile systems.

”As for the S-400, then yes: the purchase is likely to result in sanctions. So we advise our partners not to make such purchases, ”said Hood. Recall that a few earlier, The Wall Street Journal, referring to Iraqi lawmakers, published an article which reported that the Iraqi authorities plan to buy S-400 missile systems from Russia. Moreover, countries have already begun negotiations on this subject.

It is reported that these plans of the Iraqi authorities are related to the likelihood of the withdrawal of United States troops from the country.