The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, and they’re still talking to Russia about its advanced S-400 air defense system

The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, and they’re still talking to Russia about its advanced S-400 air defense system NOW WATCH: Why the Saudi crown prince met with Trump, Oprah, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos See Also: The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, […]

Pakistan tests nuclear-capable missile after India cancels talks & signs S-400 deal with Russia

Pakistan has successfully test-launched its nuclear-capable missile system just after its archenemy India refused peace talks with Islamabad and bought billions-worth of weapons from Russia. The missile system, which can fire both nuclear and conventional projectiles to a distance of 1,300km, was tested on Monday by the Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC). The test of […]

‘We’re independent’: India defies US sanctions over billion-worth S-400 deal with Russia

India’s not cowed by US threats of sanctions for buying Russia’s S-400 missile systems, as it follows an “independent policy,” an army chief said, adding that his country had to think of what is “strategically important.” General Bipin Rawat implied that his country is no vassal state, and it has every right to go ahead […]

India to go ahead with S-400 deal with Russia despite threat of US sanctions – reports

India is expected to inform the US during a top-level meeting this week that it will go ahead with a deal to purchase the Russian S-400 air defense system despite the threat of American sanctions, the Indian media reports. The US is threatening buyers of Russian-made weapons with economic sanctions as part of its general […]

Sale of S-400 to Turkey ‘catastrophic for US’ – Pompeo’s assistant

If Ankara buys the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft system, it would be catastrophic for the US and could imply a break-up with Turkey, a newly-picked assistant secretary of state told US lawmakers during confirmation hearings. The pessimistic outlook on Washington’s quarrel with Ankara over the Russian weapon system came from René Clarke Cooper, nominated to be […]

Saudi Arabia threatens ‘military action’ if Qatar purchases Russian S-400 systems – report

Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened “military action” against Qatar should its neighbor acquire Russian S-400 missile defense systems, according to Le Monde, citing a letter from King Salman to the French presidency. In June 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, and Egypt, among other Gulf states, cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing it of […]

Russia will move forward S-400 delivery dates for Turkey – Putin after meeting Erdogan

During Vladimir Putin’s first foreign visit since his election last month, the Russian and Turkish presidents have agreed to broaden military cooperation, and officially launched the construction of a nuclear power plant. At a press conference in Ankara, Putin announced that Russia would push forward its delivery dates for the S-400 defense systems, which have […]

‘Patriot not alternative to S-400’: Turkey eyes buying air defense missiles from US & Europe

Turkey is discussing the purchase of surface-to-air missiles with the US and the European Union, saying the American Patriot is no alternative to Russian S-400. “I can say that our discussions with the US regarding [the purchase of] Patriot missile system are continuing,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy told reporters on Friday, as cited by […]

‘US won’t even sell us rifles’: Turkey’s FM explains purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense systems

Ankara’s decision to purchase Russian S-400 air-defense systems was prompted by the reluctance of its NATO allies, primarily the US, to sell advanced weaponry to Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said. “We needed it urgently because we did not have an air defense system. We even had troubles with buying simple rifles from the […]

Russia to sell Turkey 4 S-400 missile batteries that won’t work with NATO’s systems

  Thomson Reuters Russia will supply Turkey with four S-400 missile defense systems, and the deal is almost final. The Russian system won’t integrate with Turkey’s NATO infrasturcture, but Turkey is going ahead anyway. MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will supply Turkey with four divisions of S-400 surface-to-air missile divisions for $ 2.5 billion under a […]