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    Re: Saudi Arabia - Russia talks on arms deliveries

    Post  George1 on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:34 pm

    Russia and Saudi Arabia signed a preliminary agreement on the supply of arms

    As Ivan Safronov writes in his article "Russia and Saudi Arabia Charge their Arms With Conversations," published in today's issue of Kommersant, on Monday Sergei Chemezov, Director General of Rostek State Corporation, said that Russia and Saudi Arabia had signed a preliminary agreement providing for the supply of arms and equipment At $ 3.5 billion Moscow has repeatedly tried to enter the arms market of Riyadh. Contract packages were discussed up to $ 20 billion, but unlike Washington, Russia has never reached the conclusion of solid contracts with the Saudi. According to Kommersant's information, the intentions of the Saudi leadership in Moscow are to be understood at the end of the visit of King Salman al-Saud - it can take place before the end of the year.

    Mr. Chemezov told about the talks on the deliveries of Russian weapons to Saudi Arabia in an interview with Tass. "We concluded a preliminary agreement for $ 3.5 billion." However, the Saudis have set a condition that the contract will come into force if we transfer some of the technology to them and open production in the territory of the kingdom, "the head of the state corporation said." We think what can be shared . The simplest thing is to build a plant for the production of small arms (the Kalashnikov concern .- "Kommersant"). " Officials of Rostech, Rosoboronexport and the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS) refrained from additional comments on Monday.

    According to two top managers of the defense industry enterprises, even initialing such an impressive package of contracts is not a guarantee of concluding solid agreements. Over the past decade and a half, Riyadh has shown interest in a wide range of Russian military products (from Mi-35M helicopters, T-90 tanks and BMP-3 infantry armored vehicles to the Antey-2500 and S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems). In an interview with Kommersant, Chemezov said that the Saudis constantly asked about the Iskander-E operational and tactical complex, but specified that it was on the list of products banned for export: "We are not going to make an exception for them" (see. "Kommersant" from June 3, 2016). Several times the sides managed to agree on the range of weapons, but Riyadh was not in a hurry to sign legally binding documents, focusing on arms purchases from the United States.

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