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Sep 16, 2019
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Russian President Vladimir Putin: Saudi Arabia Should Buy our Defense Systems to Protect Its Oil Installations

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Source: Russia Today TV (Russia)

In a September 16, 2019 press conference in Ankara, Turkey following talks with Iranian and Turkish leaders that included Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: "In order to [enable] Saudi Arabia to protect itself and its people, we are ready to provide it with the necessary assistance. All the political leaders of Saudi Arabia would have to do is make a wise political decision, like Iran did by buying the S-300 missile system and like [Turkey] did [by buying the] S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system. These would provide reliable protection for any Saudi infrastructure facility." The video was published by Russia Today's Ruptly.

 

Vladimir Putin: With regard to providing assistance to Saudi Arabia, it is sad that the Holy Quran says that violence of any kind is unacceptable except when protecting one's people. In order to [enable] Saudi Arabia to protect itself and its people, we are ready to provide it with the necessary assistance. All the political leaders of Saudi Arabia would have to do is make a wise political decision, like Iran did by buying the S-300 missile system and like [Turkish] President Erdoğan did when he bought Russia's latest S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system. These [systems] would provide reliable protection for any Saudi infrastructure facility.

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