Political Risk

Saudi Arabia offers Russia arms deal, economic incentives for ditching Al Assad

Saudi Arabia has offered Russia economic incentives, including a major arms deal and a pledge not to challenge Russian gas sales, if Moscow scales back support for Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, Middle East sources and western diplomats said on Wednesday. The proposed deal between two of the leading power brokers in Syria’s devastating civil war was set out by Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar Bin Sultan at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow last week, they said.

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