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  1. The SC

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    Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud will visit the Russian capital Moscow in July, according to several press sources.

    The German news agency quoted Saudi diplomatic sources as saying that the Saudi king's visit would take two days.

    The visit is the first of its kind for King Salman since he took office on January 23, 2015, and comes hours after the appointment of his son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince.

    Diplomatic sources told the German agency that King Salman will discuss with President Putin during the visit, in which he is expected to be accompanied by a number of senior Saudi officials, a range of political files, foremost of which is the situation in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, developments of the Palestinian cause and the fight against terrorism, and the extent of the Iranian government's commitment to the international agreement on the Nuclear file.

    The visit will also discuss the possibility of providing Riyadh with its needs of Russian weapons, and discuss the file of oil and economic cooperation and encourage investment between the two countries.

    However, the sources declined to comment on the possibility that Saudi Arabia would request that it be supplied with Russian advanced S-400 air defense systems.

    The Saudi and Russian leaders "are determined to continue efforts to maintain the balance of the global oil market, in order to achieve greater stability," Saudi oil sources told the German agency.

    The sources announced the existence of joint Saudi-Russian efforts to reduce global oil stocks to an average of five years to come.

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    ahem iran?
     
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    Saudis buying Russian friendship to leave Iran isolated. Without support from a major power it may be bye bye soon for Iran.

    Unless of course we count india as a major power :haha: