Russia and Saudi Arabia are discussing a date for the agreed delivery of S-400 air defense systems to Riyadh, The S-400 Triumph is Russia’s next-generation mobile surface-to-air missile system.
The sale was part of accords inked last year during Saudi King Salman’s historic visit to Moscow, the first such trip by a reigning Saudi monarch. Qrimli said there were still outstanding technical issues.
Purchase of Russian-Made S-400 System does not threaten NATO. It can carry three different types of missiles capable of destroying a variety of aerial targets at a short-to-extremely-long range, from reconnaissance aircraft to ballistic missiles.
The Turkish delegation also touched upon the topic of Turkish-Russian cooperation in the defense sphere, in particular, Turkey’s purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system and the criticism this decision received from the USA and NATO.
Turkey has come face to face with serious threats to its national security. In this regard, it had a vital need to acquire modern air-defense systems. Unfortunately, our western partners did not help Turkey in this matter, so it began to search for alternatives, and reached a deal with Russia on the purchase of S-400 systems.”
Turkey will never allow terrorist structures to operate along its borders. This violates stability in Syria, creates a constant security threat and leads to problems with refugees.
Turkey has repeatedly declared its determination to fight any terrorist formations in the region, and reaffirmed its determination by successfully carrying out operations “Euphrates Shield” and “Olive Branch”.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2018.