Russian Federation confirms sale of S-400 missile systems to Saudi Arabia

Some longtime observers are reserving judgment on whether the lifting of ban on women driving is likely to lead to greater reforms or was simply a political maneuver

Despite increasing criticism over the United States' military sales to Saudi Arabia, the US State Department has paved the way for the potential purchase of controversial - and expensive - military equipment.

"We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance that kind of ideology or terrorism", he said.

THAAD is a kind of missile meant for being deployed against ballistic missiles. It is the first visit of a Saudi monarch to visit Mr Putin.

Maria Vorobyova, an official at a Russian government agency dealing with military and technical cooperation, was cited earlier on October 9 as saying that a firm agreement had been reached with Saudi Arabia on the S-400s.

It is expected the sale will beef-up security in the nuclear-hungry Middle East.


The U.S.is also focused on increasing missile defense at home and for allies as tensions heat up in the Pacific and the Middle East, as well as with Russian Federation.

Ambassador Khalid bin Salman further stated, "Saudi Arabia values the long-standing and close partnership with the United States and our mutual commitment to ensuring peace and stability in the region".

The S-400 is Russia's most advanced long-range anti-aircraft missile system and can carry three types of missiles capable of destroying targets, including ballistic and cruise missiles.

The US State Department has approved an estimated $15bn possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defence system to Saudi Arabia. The following month, Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund committed to invest $10 billion in Russia over five years, the largest-ever foreign direct investment in the country according to the Russian Direct Investment Fund.

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