Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammad Shia Al-Sudani is said to believe the Rafale deal with France is close.
He discussed the Rafale file with the Chief of Staff of the French Air and Space Force General Stéphane Mille on the sidelines of the military exercise “Ababil 1” last Tuesday (23/5/2023) in Iraq.
Tactical Report has prepared a report (448 words) to highlight these matters, including:
- The updates concerning the Iraqi request to procure Rafale fighters
- General Mille's position on the request
- The reason that might stop the deal
The report also mentions the role Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and King Abdullah II of Jordan played in backing the Iraqi request.