Tuesday, February 09, 2021

Another business opportunity

 Biden is receiving praise from many liberals for imposing certain controls over the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia to ensure they are not used in its involvement in the civil war in Yemen.

However, the UK response is that what the US does is America's business and Britain will continue to provide Saudi Arabia with weapons to be deployed against the Houthis. 

And there are other countries very happy to supply Saudi's with armaments.

In a statement, the Chinese foreign ministry said China and Saudi Arabia are “comprehensive strategic partners” and “maintain friendly cooperation in all areas, including in the area of arms sales”. 

 Saudi Arabia has a growing share of business with Russia. According to Rostec’s CEO, Saudi Arabia is currently in talks with Russia to purchase the S400 missile systems. This came following a bilateral agreement reached during a visit by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to Moscow in October 2017, marking the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Russia.   Russia’s Sputnik also reported that Saudi Arabia would finalise a deal to domestically produce Russian Kalashnikov rifles.

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