US eyes weapons sales worth up to $ 2.3 bln to Iraq

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WASHINGTON, Sep 26 (Reuters) The Pentagon today told Congress it was ready to sell Iraq up to 2.3 billion dollars worth of various vehicles, small arms ammunition, explosives and communications equipment.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which oversees foreign military sales, said the deal also would include upgrades to 32 UH-1 helicopters built by Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron Inc.

The agency did not list any contractors, but said there were no offset agreements mandating investment in Iraq proposed in connection with the sale.

REUTERS JK AS1940

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