Saudi ambassador to Moscow: S-400 missile deal with Saudi Arabia in final stages

This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, shows Russian S-400 air defense missile systems travel along the runway at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the border with Turkey. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered the deployment of the S-400s to the Russian base in Syria to help protect Russian warplanes after Turkey downed a Russian military jet at the border with Syria on Tuesday. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP)

The Saudi Ambassador to Moscow Raed bin Khaled Qrimli said that the negotiations to supply Saudi Arabia with Russian missile systems “S-400” is in its final stages, reported Okaz Saudi newspaper via Russian News Agency (TASS) on Tuesday.

There are detailed discussions between the two parties on final arrangements and technical issues, especially with regard to the transfer of technology and information, Qrimli added.

In a related context, TASS pointed out that the Russian President adviser for Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kuzin said in an interview with the Russian Kommersant newspaper, earlier, that the documents for shipments of “S-400” to Saudi Arabia, was signed and approved by all standards.

On October 5, TASS quoted the information office of The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) as confirming an agreement with Saudi Arabia, for the sale of the S-400 air defense system, a Kornet-M anti-armor system and a rocket launcher Tos-A1, the AGS-30 grenade launcher and the Kalashnikov AK-103, during King Salman’s visit at the time.

The S-400 Triumf is considered the latest Russian long-range anti-aircraft missile system.



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