Russia and Qatar appear to be getting closer to striking a landmark deal for transfer of the S-400 anti-missile defense system to Doha.
The S-400 Air Defense Missile System is considered the most advanced anti-air system of its kind in the world.
Lately the result of tensions with the West proved, that wherever it is present, like in Syria or Turkey, territories are invaded by the US military or terrorist mercenaries.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated, while standing alongside Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, that Moscow is “ready to consider Doha’s requests for weapons delivery.
Al-Thani confirmed that Doha is currently holding negotiations with Moscow on the purchase of S-400 missile systems, but that no decision has yet been reached.
This brings up two pressing and potentially explosive issues: the ongoing diplomatic and economic war between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and the fact that Qatar hosts the largest US military base in the Middle East @ Al Udeid air base.
Last month reports suggested the Saudi king had threatened “military action” in a personal letter to French President Emmanuel Macron should Qatar move forward with obtaining the S-400’s from Russia.
The letter reportedly said, Saudi Arabia would be ready to take all necessary measures to eliminate this defense system, including military action,” according to a French Le Monde report.
For the past two years Russia has aggressively promoted its S-400 with agreements recently reached with Saudi Arabia and Turkey, something which has alarmed US defense (military occupation) planners.
Broader proliferation of the advanced system in the Middle East would mark a significant and potentially irreversible retreat for already waning American influence in the region.
This would mean the Middle East could soon witness the Russian-made S-400 in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Syria.
Russia Insider / ABC Flash Point Middle East Liberation News 2019.