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Russia Signs S-400 Missiles Deal With Saudi Arabia

Russia Signs S-400 Missiles Deal With Saudi Arabia

"We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance that kind of ideology or terrorism", he said.

The approval has now opened the way for Saudi Arabia's purchasing of the 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers and 360 missiles, as well as fire control stations and radar, says a report in Reuters.

The Kremlin said Monday that its deal to sell Saudi Arabia the advanced S-400 system is progressing despite the key USA ally getting approval to buy a Lockheed Martin ( LMT ) system Friday.

During this week's visit to Russia, the Saudi King has already met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

It is expected the sale will beef-up security in the nuclear-hungry Middle East. US Congress has 30 days to object.

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The also focused on increasing missile defense at home and for allies as tensions heat up in the Pacific and the Middle East, as well as with Russian Federation.

When asked about fears that Saudi Arabia could use the S-400 system against Iran, a Russian ally, Peskov said Moscow's decision to offer the missiles to Riyadh was not aimed at any third party.

"This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a friendly country", the statement read.

Both Washington and Saudi Arabia accuse Tehran of aggressive and disruptive behavior in the region.

Thaad systems are being deployed in South Korea to protect against a possible missile attack from North Korea, but many Koreans have objected, fearing it would become a target that endangers lives of those who live near its launch sites.