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Kurds do not fear strong army but from incorporating it into political differences -- Lawmaker.

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: A lawmaker from the Kurdistan Alliance said on Saturday that Kurds do not afraid from a strong Iraqi army and supplying it with air jets, but from incorporating it into political differences. "The real danger on Iraq and Iraqis is not to keep up democracy and to incorporate the Iraqi army into political differences," Muayad al-Tayib told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. "Kurds want a strong army, which does not interfere in the political issues and works only to protect the country and provide citizens with security and stability," he added. US officials had said a few days ago that The first batch of F-16 fighter jets bought by Iraq are due to be delivered in two years. Washington agreed last year to sell 36 F-16 jets to Baghdad in a multi-billion-dollar deal aimed at increasing the capabilities of Iraq's fledgling air force, a weak point in its national defences. The first batch of those F-16s is due to be handed over to Iraq in September 2014, US officials said. SH (TS)/SR 583

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Publication:Aswat al-Iraq (Erbil, Iraq)
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Date:Aug 25, 2012
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