Riyadh Doha has threatened military action in case of purchase of the Russian s-400
Moscow. June 2. INTERFAX.RU — Saudi Arabia has threatened Qatar the use of force in the case that Doha will receive from the Russian anti-aircraft missile system s-400, writes on Saturday the French newspaper Le Monde.
According to the newspaper, Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, recently sent to Paris a letter appealed to the President of France Emmanuel Makron to put pressure on Qatar to prevent the acquisition of the Russian s-400. The message, in particular, expressed willingness to carry out “military action” in respect of Qatar, if he shall gain these complexes.
“In this situation, the Kingdom (Saudi Arabia) is ready to take all necessary measures to eliminate this defense system, including through military action,” — quoted by Le Monde excerpts from the message of the Saudi king.
The newspaper reminds that the intention to purchase Russian s-400 in January of this year, said the Ambassador of Qatar in Moscow Fahad bin Mohammed al Attiyah.
ZRS long range s-400 “Triumph” the development and production of JSC “EKO Concern “Almaz-Antey” designed to engage aircraft tactical and strategic aircraft, ballistic missiles, hypersonic targets and other means of air attack in conditions of electronic and other types of resistance.
The system is capable at ranges up to 400 km to hit aerodynamic targets and at ranges up to 60 km ballistic targets flying at speeds up to 4.8 km/s at altitudes from a few meters to several tens of kilometers.