Created: 9/14/1983

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FRANCE-IRAQ: Aircraft Sal* Goat Ahead

French press reports on Monday stated that Iraq will take delivery ot ihe aircraft al 'he end ot this week, when Iraqi pilots complete trainingrench military airlieJdf"

Commanf: It the French were tohort delay, they would attempt to use the time to assuage concerns of thair allies and Gull slates thai Iraqi strikes on Iranian oil facilities would widen ihe war In the Gull. It the French believed an Iraqi capability of this type were tne key to bringing Iran to the negotiating table, they would be unlikely to place restrictions on Iraqi use ot the aircraft.



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