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Russia Re-offers S-400 to Saudi Arabia 19 September, 2019

Russian President Vlademir Putin who offered S-400 Air Defence Systems to Saudi Arabia. President Putin met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in Ankara to discuss Syria’s future. President Putin spoke at a joint news conference and he said, "In order to protect Saudi Arabia, we are ready to provide the corresponding aid to the country. Riyadh just needs to make a wise decision; like Iran’s S-300 buy & Turkey’s purchase of S-400s. They will reliably protect all infrastructure objects of Saudi Arabia. These kinds of systems are capable of defending any kind of infrastructure in Saudi Arabia from any kind of attack ".

The Yemeni drone-strike unleashed on 14 September caused a major fire in Aramco’s processing plants in Buqyaq and Khurais oil field. "The fact that such an attack took place points to the inefficiency of the Saudi missile defence systems and the inadequate training of its personnel," Program Coordinator at the Russian International Affairs Council Ruslan Mamedov said.

Russia and Saudi Arabia are holding negotiations to acquire Russian S-400 systems. Time to time, there are reports from Arap media that an agreement is reached. 

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