Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400 air defense system: Report


PUTIN KING SALMANSaudi Arabia has agreed to buy Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Thursday.

The report came during a visit by Saudi King Salman to Moscow.

The countries also signed a memorandum of understanding to help the kingdom in its efforts to develop its own military industries, a statement from state-owned Saudi Arabian Military Industries said.

SAMI said the MoU with Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport came in the context of contracts signed to procure the S-400, the Kornet-EM system, the TOS-1A, the AGS-30 and the Kalashnikov AK-103.

It did not specify the number of each system or the value of the procurement deal.

It said the procurement was “based on the assurance of the Russian party to transfer the technology and localize the manufacturing and sustainment of these armament systems in the Kingdom”, but provided no timeframe.

A number of deals have been signed during this week’s trip by King Salman to Russia, the first by a Saudi monarch.




17 responses to “Saudi Arabia agrees to buy Russian S-400 air defense system: Report”

  1. Interesting to see Turkey (who survived a coup) and now KSA (where a coup is being planned) both seek S-400s.

    1. “where a coup is being planned”.
      You know this how? Any more than most ME countries? The Saudis should be as ruthless as the Iranians in violently crushing resistance to dictatorships. Or look at your other hero, Bashar al-Assad, he has destroyed vast amounts of his own country to crush revolution and change. Is this how it is done, in your opinion?
      Just curious.

      1. I asked you this before but you never answer. Let me ask again, perhaps this time you will answer: why do you ask a question and then proceed in trying to answer it on top of adding your personal comment(s)? This is a question, I expect an answer.

        You pull a tour de force this time in asking three questions and adding your usual propagandist silliness.

        • How do I know? Reading an article depicting the relationship between MBS and the CIA. Nayef was/is wanted.

        • Any more than most ME countries? Not any more or less. By the same people (Anglo-American-Israeli) and the modus operandi (bogus “peacefull” revolution (war of ideas) that turn violent and culminate with a foreign military intervention masqueraded as “freedom and democracy” – when it is in fact to enthrone a puppet, loot the natural resources, and impose all sorts of reforms (first and foremost economical (banking)).

        To answer your usual propagandist manure:

        • Assad is not my hero.

        • Assad did not destroy Syria. The West did with their Daesh.

        That being said, I agree with you on one point: KSA should be ruthless if it wants to prevent a coup. While draconian measures may appear too drastic for boys like you, real men won’t be told what to do by the Anglo-American-Israeli degenerates and resist/fight.

        1. ” real men won’t be told what to do by the Anglo-American-Israeli degenerates and resist/fight.”
          And this is exactly the attitude that will assure Iran/Assad is destine to fail, which has already happened for the most part. Keep on resisting against global change. It is survival of the fittest and evolution will take its curse.

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            The fittest are the cruellest, the cruellest are the Zionists Fascist terrorists who with British Saint Balfour, created a Fascist Nazi replica of a State.

            “How Do They Sleep at Night?”
            The problem with Israel thus is not a policy here or there, but its overall strategy that has not changed since 1948 and is as cruel, and far more effective, than some of the ethnic cleansers now in action elsewhere in the Middle East and in the world as a whole.”
            Ilan Pappé

          2. When Egyptian ruler Mohamed Ali, a strong believer in development, allied itself with France and made strong allies throughout Palestine and Syria in the 1830s, he secured the import of technologies, skills and man labor that transformed Europe into a modern society. His endeavor would have reversed the region’s centuries-long stagnation but also jeopardized the British East India Company-Levant Company’s two-centuries long control of the region. What did Britain do? Put Charles Henry Churchill in charge to wage a war against Ali and fomented anti-French tribal uprisings against the French and pro-French Maronite Christians in Mount Lebanon.

            The oligarchical ruling class of the British Empire has always operated that way: invaded lands rich in natural resources, colonized, killed, subjugated the indigenous people to loot the wealth and/or establish outpost to further their hegemony. It has also and always attacked anyone who was competition. Ali is a past example. Iraq, Libya and Syria are some modern ones. Both Iraq and Libya were invaded/attacked for wanting to drop the petro-dollar. Do you see Russia and/or China being attacked militarily any time soon for using their currencies and/or gold for petroleum transactions?

            Which brings the “points” your brought up in your comment:

            • Survival of the fittest: I agree. Hence why the US did not have it its way in Syria – Russia said: nyet. I don’t need to remind you about Crimea. The US is no longer the only world’s superpower. In less than seventy years, it went from being the strongest and most admired to a decaying and most despised. On a side note, you might want to know that the IMF is planning on moving its head-office from DC to China in the upcoming decade.

            • Evolution: I disagree. Evolution is organic and takes hereditary traits to transform/evolve. Nothing changes with the ruling class of the British Empire – the same people repeat the same things: invade, kill, loot. Proper examples of evolution are Russia and China. They were destroyed by the British Empire with Bolshevism/Communism/Maoism to remain backwards but have risen to become world superpowers.

            • Global change: For it to be “global”, the entire world would have agree. Instead, we have a small group of people deciding what benefits them at the cost of millions of innocent lives. Luckily, we have Russia and China who seek mutually-beneficial relationships with others. Take the case of the US vs China in Afghanistan: while the US invaded, destroyed, forced its ways, runs an illicit drug Empire, etc; China worked win-win deals with that Afghans to secure exploration/production mining ventures.

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            Does it bear relation to the 1860 Druze versus Maronite incident?

          4. Yes, it absolutely does. The 1860 incident was the culmination. Like most similar events, it was brushed off as religious primarily when it was in fact, hegemonic. The Lebanese civil war isn’t any different:

          5. Thank you for the info Omega.

  2. Hannibal Avatar

    OK but who’s gonna operate them LOL

    1. When the Zionist Jewish vermin want wars, you better find a way …

      America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

      The author of the article is Philip Giraldi, former counter-terrorism and military intelligence officer of the CIA.

      He was recently fired from the column where he’s wrote for forteen years …

      How I Got Fired

      Exposing Jewish power in America has real consequences

      Back in 2004 …

      Giraldi, with his partner Vincent Cannistraro, a retired CIA counterterrorism chief, wrote that Turkish sources had reported that Turkey was concerned by Israel’s alleged encouragement of Kurdish ambitions to create an independent state and that Israeli intelligence operations in the area included anti-Syrian and anti-Iranian activity by Kurds. They predicted this might lead to a new alliance among Iran, Syria, and Turkey which have Kurdish minorities.[9]

      Check the rest of the Assertions on the Wikipedia link.

        1. The article you posted dates back to May, 2017. He was fired this week – third link of my previous post:

          ps – Giraldi, not Gerard.

          1. Rudy1947 Avatar

            TAC hasn’t acknowledge the firing.

      1. Rudy1947 Avatar

        Oil rich nations are looking nervously toward the future of the electric car. There may be more sick men in the ME.

        1. Oil will always be needed for the vast amount of products that use oil in their production. Just that the levels of usage will dramatically go down. Gas powered cars will be around for a long time yet. I am never giving up my gas guzzling classic muscle car.
          Saudis are scrambling now to push big changes and catch up to a diversifying market. Countries like Iran and SA have relied on 75% of their income to be based on oil. Fortunately for the Sauds they have a lot of money to invest in the future, but Iran who is already reeling from a near collapsed economy will need some major changes in leadership to save them when their oil income takes a nose-dive.

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