I don't see much advantage to an Iraq launch. The only people who probably would be in a position to track weapons through there is the US, and so far the administration has not yet made that claim. I'm not ruling it out; hopefully some radar information surfaces.
Interesting to compare long and painful process of creating some kind of at least plausable fake against Iran with immediate wave of blame in Western media in case of MH17 (when not only plausible "evidence" were not created - but wreck was still burning. A lot changed since 2014.
Putin proposes Russian weapons for Saudi Arabia after oil industry attacks
ANKARA (Reuters) - Russia is ready to help Saudi Arabia following attacks on the Saudi oil industry if needed, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with leaders of Turkey and Iran in Ankara on Monday, and proposed Russian weapons for purchase.
“We are ready to provide respective assistance to Saudi Arabia, and it would be enough for the political leadership of Saudi Arabia to make a wise government decision - as the leaders of Iran did in their time by purchasing S-300 and as (Turkish) President (Tayyip) Erdogan did by purchasing the latest S-400 ‘Triumph’ air defence systems from Russia,” Putin said.
These Russian weapons would protect any infrastructure facilities of Saudi Arabia, he added.
Edited by Roman Alymov, 16 September 2019 - 1434 PM.