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Parliament Passes Bill To Strengthen Domestic Arms Industry

September 25 2019


The Iraqi Parliament has passed legislation to establish an agency to oversee domestic arms manufacturing, reports Rudaw (Iraqi Kurdistan).

The Military Industrial Authority is intended to promote domestic arms manufacturing to establish a basic level of self-sufficiency and preserve national security amid growing regional tensions.

Plans also call for establishing “specialized factories” for the manufacturing of advanced military equipment and reducing Iraq's dependence on foreign...

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