(Rossiiskaya Gazeta – translated by Google) – Washington is concerned about its allies’ interest in acquiring the Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-400. This was stated by the official representative of the US Department of Defense Lieutenant Colonel Michel Baldanza, commenting on reports that Riyadh would like to purchase from Moscow S-400.
“We are concerned about the acquisition of the S-400 system, as we have repeatedly stressed the importance of maintaining interoperability with the weapons systems of the United States and other countries in the region in implementing major military procurement programs.” This compatibility is necessary to repel common threats,” Tass quoted the words representative of the Pentagon.
At the same time, Baldanza recalled the “lasting relationship” between the United States and Saudi Arabia in the field of military purchases.
Previously, Sky News Arabia reported that “Saudi Arabia has agreed to purchase advanced S-400 systems.” A corresponding agreement was reached during the visit to Moscow of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.