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Moscow negotiates 12 billion dollar contract with Saudi Arabia


Russia is currently negotiating a weapons sale with Saudi Arabia and Egypt, worth 12 billion dollars.

A delegation, conducted by Russian Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers went to Cairo on the 13th and 14th of November 2013  [1]. Moscow proposed the sale of USD 2 billion worth of anti-aircraft protection material (pictured : the S-400 Triumph). However, with Egypt being bankrupt, Saudi Arabia could step in to place the order.

The rest of the negotiation concerns material intended for Riyadh. The international press interprets this move as a Saudi strategy to show its displeasure with Washington’s Syrian and Iranian politic. However, it could also be that Riyadh now feels threatened by the United-States.

Alizée Ville

[1] « Will Egypt form an alliance with Russia ? », Voltaire Network, November 12th 2013.

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