Vladimir Putin set to help Saudi Arabia with S-400 anti-aircraft missile to secure oil facilities
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he is willing to help Saudi Arabia secure it’s oil facilities against future attacks by selling it’s Advanced S-400 anti-aircraft system. This is coming after the Arab kingdom came under heavy attack over the weekend which reduced its oil-producing capacity by half.
In a joint press conference with leaders of Turkey and Iran, he told journalists that he was willing to provide help to the political leadership of Saudi Arabia. “The attack is enough to take a wise government decision, as the leaders of Iran did by the S-300, as President Erdogan did by buying the S-400 Triumph. The S-400 will protect any infrastructure in Saudi Arabia effectively.”
Saudi Arabia was on the verge of buying the Russian S-400 anti-missile but talks were suspended for fear of US sanctions. The Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system is said to be one of the most advanced and sophisticated in the world. Turkey’s President had been persuaded by Putin to buy the S-400 and guess what happened, Trump slapped a sanction on Turkey by stopping them from buying the advanced F-35 warplane.
The attack on Saudi Arabia caused a 5% shortage of global oil supply and an increase in oil prices. The Houthi rebels in Yemen who are supported by Iran have claimed responsibility for the attack. We don’t know if Putin can convince Riyadh to buy the S-400 or not because Trump will place sanctions on the Saudis if they buy the weapon from Russia.