According to the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin prefers not to comment on the largest weapons contract planned between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
“I leave it without comments,” Peskov said, answering the journalists’ question whether Moscow fears a multi-billion-dollar contract for the supply of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia.
According to him, Moscow is developing its own bilateral relations with Riyadh.
“There are bilateral Saudi-American relations, there are Russian-Saudi relations, and they are developing in their areas,” the Kremlin official said.
On May 13th Reuters, citing an anonymous source in the White House, said that the United States and Saudi Arabia are preparing to sign a number of arms contracts worth more than $100 billion. The total amount of supplies could exceed $300 billion in next 10 years.
The proposed package includes weapons, supporting equipment, ships, air defense and missile defense systems, and equipment for monitoring coastal waters.