Massoud Barzani: We Don’t Allow Federal Government of Iraq to Buy F-16 Fighting Falcons

Massoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, said he doesn’t allow Nouri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of Iraq, to buy F-16 fighting falcons.

“Kurdistan Region don’t let the Federal Government of Iraq to buy these fighters. We should not allow them to buy these aircrafts because it threatens Kurdistan’s security.” Massoud Barzani said in a statement.

Previously the central government of Iraq announced they have finalized the deal with Lockheed Martin to buy 18 of F-16 fighting falcons.

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