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Reported Russian Arms Sales to Iraq Protested

March 24, 2003|From Times wire reports

The United States said it had protested to Moscow about reports that Russian firms have sold Iraq anti-tank missiles, night vision goggles and electronic jamming gear. The State Department said Moscow's response was not satisfactory.

The Washington Post reported the Bush administration said that one company was helping Iraq deploy jamming equipment against U.S. planes and bombs, and that two others have sold anti-tank missiles and night-vision goggles in violation of U.N. sanctions. Moscow reportedly ignored U.S. concerns.

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