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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Iraqi Minister's Visit

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's defense minister has visited Moscow for talks on military relations with Russia, its main arms supplier before the 1991 Gulf war.

"Defense Minister General Sultan Hashim Ahmed visited Moscow between April 14 and 16," Iraqi newspapers said Tuesday, quoting the Iraqi News Agency INA in a report from Moscow.

It said Ahmed discussed with his Russian counterpart, Igor Sergeyev, "bilateral relations on military aspects, the unjust [UN] embargo and continuous U.S. and British air aggression against Iraq."