The oil war could force Saudis to buy Russian S-400 or Chinese HQ-22 systems

WASHINGTON, RIYADH, (BM) – The United States of America threatened Saudi Arabia with the withdrawal of all its troops and air defense equipment from the country if the official Riyadh refuses to negotiate with Russia on oil production and commodity prices, learned citing Military Review magazine.

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A corresponding bill has already been prepared.

However, Riyadh wants to go to conflict by purchasing air defense systems either from Russia, and if Moscow does not support such a deal, from China, as the country most interested in the low cost of oil and the sale of its weapons.

“The United States might withdraw from the territory of Saudi Arabia units of the American army and air defense systems if Riyadh does not agree with Moscow on stabilizing oil prices. The corresponding bill was prepared in the US Senate, according to American media, citing informed sources. A bill envisaging the withdrawal of the US Army and air defense systems from Saudi Arabia and was prepared by Republican Senators Kevin Cramer and Dan Sullivan. According to the new law, if Riyadh and Moscow do not agree to lower oil production to stabilize world oil prices, the United States will withdraw from the kingdom US Army personnel, Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems and THAAD anti-ballistic missile systems. It is emphasized that the withdrawn equipment and army units can be deployed on the territory of another country in this region,” Military Review reports.

The appearance of such information is already being actively discussed in China and they see only two solutions to the existing problem – either Riyadh will cooperate with Moscow, or it will move on to cooperation with Beijing.

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“Riyadh has only two ways – to acquire air defense from Russia, however, it is required to make a deal with Moscow on the issue of oil production, or to acquire air defense from China. Beijing is extremely interested in cooperating with Riyadh, especially since low oil prices are only in the hands of the Chinese authorities,” the East Day publication quotes.

It should be clarified that Riyadh has not yet officially decided on its further actions.


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