USA to sell missile defense system to Saudi Arabia

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Among the various deals was a preliminary agreement for Saudi Arabia to purchase Russia's most advanced S-400 missile defense systems, which would see the transfer of cutting-edge technologies to the oil-rich kingdom.

The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in an October 6 statement that it had notified the U.S. Congress about the possible sale, saying the deal would "support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States".

During the first visit by a Saudi king to Russia, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, underlined the rapprochement between the two countries by signing important agreements in the military and energy fields.

Saudi Arabia has dismissed several thousand imams from mosques over spreading extremism, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Russian journalists in Moscow on Sunday, Arab News reported.

Prompted by Iran's threats to the Gulf region, the USA has reportedly approved the sale of THAAD anti-missile defence system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of Dollars 15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday.

She said that during Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's visit to Russian Federation last week, Russia's Rosoboronexport state arms exporter and the Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) had signed a contract to organize the licensed production of Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifles and ammunition for them in Saudi Arabia.

"Military technical cooperation between Moscow and Riyadh is absolutely self-contained and does not target third countries in this region or other regions of the world", said Peskov. "We are certain that such cooperation must not worry anybody", Peskov said.

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