Weapons Iraq bought weapons and arms from the french military. Iraq used U.S dollars to pay for the weapons from France. They paid one billion U.S dollars to the French.
Economy In Iraq, the oil played a vital role in expansion and helped better the economy. A treaty was signed to help both the Soviet Union and Iraq.
Suddam Hussein He was the President or leader of Iraq at the time. Hussein kept good ties with the U.S and the Soviet Union throughout the cold war until he did something to make the U.S turn aginst him.
Soviet Union Relations The Soviet Union supported Iraq throughout the Cold War. There was a strain put on their relationship after they cutoff arms being shipped into Iraq.
American Relations U.S and Iraq were once allies before Saddam Hussein ruined it. America is currently at war with Iraq ever since 9/11.