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Iraqi Army Head Says Russia Will Provide Arms Needed to Fight Israel

Iraq’s Acting Chief of Staff, Major General Abdel-Rahman Aref, said in Baghdad today that the Soviet Union will supply Iraq with all the arms it requires, it was reported here today from the Iraqi capital. He said Iraq was establishing its military might in preparation for the day “of dealing with Israel and the recovery of the usurped land. “

It was also reported that the Iraqi Government will shortly extend an invitation to Marshal Rodion Malinovsky, Soviet Defense Minister, to visit Iraq with a military delegation.