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  • Saudi Arabia Threatening Qatar With A Military Action

    Contributed By: Talal Kharrat - Edited By : Talal Kharrat

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    Agencies (Qasioun) – The French Newspaper "Le Monde" said that Riyadh's Saudi Crown has recently sent a letter to the French presidency, in which Riyadh says it is ready to carry out a "military action" against Qatar if it acquires, as it has expressed the intention, the Russian anti-aircraft defense system S-400.

     

    The internal crisis in the Gulf Countries gives no sign of appeasement. The tension between Qatar, on the one hand, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, on the other, which have broken off diplomatic and economic relations with Doha since June 5, 2017, may have never even been so alive.

     

    In the letter sent to the Elysée, whose content was unveiled to Le Monde by a French source close to the issue, King Salman expresses his "deep concern" on the ongoing negotiations between Doha and Moscow. The Saudi ruler is worried about the consequences that an installation of S-400s on Qatari territory would have on the security of Saudi airspace and warns of a risk of "escalation".

     

    Qatar's ambassador to Moscow, Fahad Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah, said in January that his country intends to acquire this missile model, considered one of the most successful in the world, saying that the negotiations with the Kremlin were in an "advanced stage". A month later, Riyadh admitted to being in the running to get these ground-air batteries.

     

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