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US raises concern with Iraq on reports of arms deal with Iran

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 09:00

The US has raised its concern with Iraq at the highest levels over media reports that it had signed a contract to buy arms from Iran, a move forbidden under a United Nations embargo.

Reconsider Iraq Apache sale over reported Iran arms deal: US senator

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 23:28

US Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.

US presses Iraq on reports of arms deal with Iran

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:19

The United States pressed Iraq Monday to explain media reports that it had signed a contract to buy arms from Iran, a move forbidden under a United Nations embargo.

Defence Ministry defers decision on 4 major purchases

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 22:33

Defence Ministry deferred decisions on 4 deals worth Rs 40,000 crore even as it approved another set of proposals worth over Rs 13,000 crore for procuring weapon systems for the armed forces.

Russia, Egypt nearing USD 3 billion arms deal: Report

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 15:14

Russia and Egypt are nearing a USD 3-billion arms purchase agreement that will be financed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a Moscow newspaper reported on Friday.

ED seizes over 3 dozen paintings from Abhishek Verma`s properties

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 00:18

Enforcement Directorate seized three dozen paintings and documents from premises of arms dealer Abhishek Verma after searches were carried out by sleuths in connection with money laundering probe.

Moscow rejects Saudi offer to drop Assad for arms deal

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 00:10

Moscow has rejected a Saudi proposal to abandon Syria`s president in return for a huge arms deal and a pledge to boost Russian influence in the Arab world.

Pentagon proposes $2.7 bn in Iraq arms sales

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 23:42

The Pentagon has notified the US Congress of USD 2.7 billion in possible new sales to Iraq of air defence and communications systems.

Consider regional implications of arms deal with India: Pak to Afghan

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 13:00

The Foreign Office in Pakistan has urged Afghanistan to consider the regional security situation while pursuing an arms purchase deal with India.

Arms deal: Another CBI probe against Abhishek Verma

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 08:49

In fresh trouble for arms dealer Abhishek Verma, the CBI has initiated another probe into alleged possession of documents related to small arms deal with him which allegedly violated Official Secrets Act.

Iraq reopens Russian arms deal probe

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 13:47

Iraq`s central criminal court has resumed an investigation into officials suspected of corruption in a $4.2 billion deal to purchase Russian weapons.

Arms deal case: CBI receives responses to its LRs to US

Last Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 13:59

Arms dealer Abhishek Verma forged signatures of CBI officer on letter claiming inquiry against him in Naval War Room leak case is being closed, US-based attorney C Edmond Allen alleged.