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February 8, 1979
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A military delegation from Iraq is negotiating in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, the purchase of $500 million worth of Brazilian-manufactured military equipment. Payment for the equipment, which reportedly includes armored vehicles and warplanes, would be made in the form of oil supplies. Iraq is the second major supplier of oil, after Saudi Arabia, of the 70 percent of oil Brazil has to import. Zaid Haidar, Iraq’s Ambassador to Brazil, told reporters last week that in 1980 Iraq is to become the main oil supplier to Brazil. He pledged that “even in the most critical situation” Iraq will continue to supply Brazil with oil.

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