Saudi Arabia set to curb attempts to finance terrorism
10 October, 2017, 00:42 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
Experts say this means Riyadh, traditionally a United States customer, is looking for military hardware alternatives.
The transaction covers the delivery of 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense launchers, 360 interceptor missiles, 16 fire control and communications mobile tactical station groups and seven AN/TPY-2 radars.
Saudi Arabia is a longstanding US ally in the Middle East and its arms deals with Moscow have caused disquiet in Washington.
Contacts between Moscow and Riyadh over the supplies of Russian air defense systems S-400 to Saudi Arabia have a very good preliminary result, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, when asked if there was a risk the deal might not take place.
Saudi Arabia is a semi-continent that needs to protect is land, air and marine borders through possessing air defense capabilities and other weapons that will enable it to lead tactical military work, he explained.
The king has been visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin in talks over oil and Syria, Saudi's al Arabiya television reported.
It is expected the sale will beef-up security in the nuclear-hungry Middle East. It can carry three types of warheads created to destroy targets including aircraft, as well as ballistic and cruise missiles.
"This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a friendly country", the statement read.
Iran, whose hostile behaviour has got the U.S. and Saudi Arabia concerned recently, also happens to have one of the biggest ballistic missile programs in the Middle East.
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The presence of Russian Federation in the Middle East will contribute to the creation of the balance of power and resolve complex issues in the region, Zahir al Harithi, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Saudi Arabia's Consultative Council, told Sputnik Monday.
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