The Kremlin says an agreement to sell Russian missiles to Saudi Arabia does not pose a threat to any other country.
Speaking on October 9, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the deal to supply the long-range S-400 air-defense missile systems to Riyadh “isn’t directed against any third country.” He was responding to a question asking if the deal could pose a threat to Iran.
The agreement was one of many weapons deals reached during Saudi King Salman’s first visit to Russia last week.
Observers say the king’s talks with Putin marked a thaw in relations between the countries, which have often been tense since the Cold War.
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