The Kremlin said on Monday that talks with Saudi Arabia over Moscow supplying Riyadh with advanced S-400 air defense missile systems had gone well so far despite talk of a possible US-Saudi arms deal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for talks at the Kremlin last week during which Saudi Arabia said it had signed a memorandum of understanding on the purchase of the S-400s.
A day later, the Pentagon said the US State Department had approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion.
The S-400 is an anti aircraft, anti ballistic missile and anti cruise missile defense system. (Supplied)