Saudis Choose Russia As Lever Against Iran

  • Middle East Newsline
  • October 23, 2009
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Saudi Arabia, in a move that has stunned the West, has
decided to make Russia a strategic ally in an effort to counter Iran's
dominance of the Gulf, a report said.
The Center for New Politics and Policy asserted that Riyad has ordered
hundreds of helicopters, main battle tanks, armored personnel carriers and
other military platforms from the Kremlin. In a report, the center said the
Saudi decision sought to pressure Moscow to stop major weapons
and nuclear sales to Iran.
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