Sunday, October 13, 2019

Russian President Putin Heads to Saudi Arabia

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VOA: Putin Heads to Saudi Arabia, Offers Himself as Peacemaker

MOSCOW - Russian leader Vladimir Putin travels to Saudi Arabia, a traditional U.S. ally, Monday, offering to act as a peacemaker between Riyadh and Tehran in a diplomatic offensive aimed at balancing Moscow’s relations across the Middle East.

His second aim, say analysts, is to needle Washington. While courting Iran, Russia’s ally in Syria, the Kremlin has also been wooing Tehran’s top foes, Saudi Arabia and Israel, as well as other major powers in the region like Turkey, a member of the U.S.-led NATO Western military alliance.

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WNU Editor: Russian President Putin and Crown Prince Salman are gong to spend a lot of time on this .... Russia to work with Saudi to stabilise oil market (AFP).

More News On Russian President Putin Heading To Saudi Arabia

Putin says Russia has 'very friendly' relations with Saudi crown prince -- Euronews/Reuters
Putin praises ties with UAE, Saudi Arabia ahead of visit -- Gulf News
Strong Russia-Saudi Ties Show Promise of New Heights Ahead of Putin's Visit to Riyadh -- Sputnik
Saudis asked Russia to probe Aramco oilfield attack, Moscow will condemn Iran if it's responsible – Putin -- RT
Saudis ask Russia to probe oilfield attack -- Asia Times
What to Expect From Putin's Visit to Saudi Arabia? -- Ruslan Mamedov, Moscow Times

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