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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

More Iraq Flights

BAGHDAD, Iraq — A Russian oil company plans more flights to Iraq after sending a plane carrying oil experts to Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi newspapers reported Tuesday.

They quoted Arnold Bekker, director of Russia’s Stroitransgas pipeline company, as saying it was "planning a second flight to Iraq within the next few days."

Other Russian companies were also planning to send flights to Baghdad, Bekker was quoted as saying.

"The visit by the Russian delegation to Iraq is to express solidarity for the Iraqi people and rejection of the unjust embargo," he added.

Sunday’s flight was permitted by a UN sanctions committee on Iraq but some members of the panel said Russia had not notified them about the oil experts, only the humanitarian goods.