Iraq: Al-Shammari, Esper and deal for helicopters

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived on 23/10/19 in Baghdad and met with Iraqi PM Adel Abdulmahdi and Iraqi Defense Minister Najah Al-Shammari.

What message did Esper deliver to Al-Shammari?

What was Al-Shammari’s reaction?

What about the Iraqi Army’s helicopter procurement projects?

[Briefly reproduced in TR Defense Weekly Issue No 26/43 – October 25, 2019]

These key questions and more are answered in the following 256-word news report.

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