The Russian state unitary enterprise Equipment Design Bureau, located in Tula, announced it had not signed contracts with Iraq for supplies of the Kornet anti-tank guided missile system or any other types of weapons. The company's General Designer Alexander Shipunov made this announcement and noted that they had not even negotiated this issue. He believes that the USA has brought these accusations to excuse failures of the US Armed Forces at the initial stage of military action in Iraq.
In 2002, the US government introduced sanctions against some Russian companies, including Equipment Design Bureau, for reportedly registered supplies of anti-tank systems to Lybia, Syria and Sudan.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
Not that long ago, American soldiers would train their skills to counter insurgent and partisan military organizations. These days, they are trained to show resistance to the regular army of a potential adversary
The Central Bank of Turkey announced measures to protect the financial market of Turkey against the background of the collapse of the Turkish lira and conflict of interests with the United States of America