Rome plans to send to Iraq Soviet-produced weapons confiscated more than 20 years ago during the Balkan Wars, Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti said.

“The government proposes sending the machine guns used by our armed forces, anti-tank missiles and ammunition to Iraq,” Pinotti said at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on foreign affairs and defense, which discussed the issue of the supply of arms to Iraq.

The minister explained that the weapons had been seized in the 1990s during the Balkan Wars. […]