Putin begins visit to Riyadh just one month after Iran’s attack on Saudi oil

Saudi King Salman greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin at the airport when he arrived on Monday for an official visit. He comes with a dominant role in Syria and much enhanced clout in the region since his last visit a decade ago. DEBKAfile: He arrives 24 hours after Russian officials presided over a Kurdish-Syrian deal for countering the Turkish push into northeastern Syria. Putin is offering to sell the Saudis advanced Russian weapons, exactly a month after their oil infrastructure proved defenseless against Iranian missiles and drones.

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8 thoughts on “Putin begins visit to Riyadh just one month after Iran’s attack on Saudi oil

  • Oct 14, 2019 @ 19:02 at 19:02
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    MBS is young, plenty of time to learn and master the Russian language. Has to learn the way of drinking vodka too.

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    • Oct 14, 2019 @ 22:51 at 22:51
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      You will regret this insult, us Neanderthals are not to be taken lightly! Don’t make us use the nuclear technology your misguided scientists left in our zoo out of sympathy!

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    • Oct 14, 2019 @ 21:49 at 21:49
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      Thank you Serghei, this is very patriotic.

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 0:04 at 0:04
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    What the Russians can provide? Basically useless, counterfeit, and garbage products but again it’s KSA business. The fear or unpleasant outcome could be KSA & Iran having normal relationship (I doubt it but it’s a possibility). If the UAE is already warming up to Iran; it will be just a matter of time the Saudis will follow soon.

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 1:24 at 1:24
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    Putin Happy To Sell Nukes To Arabia & Arabia Happy To Buy Weapons From Russia As Iran Sits & Watches It! Putin Will Ask For Saudi’s Financial Support For The Russian Troops Protections! Brave New Mideast!

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  • Oct 15, 2019 @ 5:38 at 5:38
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    you know…..we really do not need Saudi oil like we used to. We need the Russians to get into space. Europe is in the throws of change. A more isolationist USA is not that hard to understand. So…..Where to go for Israel? Many Russians there now. We have Alaska Canada and South America. That’s about equal to Asia. Cultural exchange is a big deal. I see Israel becoming a sort of Vatican. Protecting Orthodox/Judeo/Christian/Islamic heritage sites. We all know it is all the same religion. Lets learn to get over it. We can even throw a bone to the Mormons who came along a little late to be very important.

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