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Saudi Arabia Tries To Bribe Russia By Offering Secret Oil And Arms Deal If It Drops Syria

 
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Saudi Arabia Tries To Bribe Russia By Offering Secret Oil And Arms Deal If It Drops Syria
[link to www.telegraph.co.uk]

Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria

"Saudi Arabia has secretly offered Russia a sweeping deal to control the global oil market and safeguard Russia’s gas contracts, if the Kremlin backs away from the Assad regime in Syria.


The revelations come amid high tension in the Middle East, with US, British, and French warship poised for missile strikes in Syria. Iran has threatened to retaliate.

The strategic jitters pushed Brent crude prices to a five-month high of $112 a barrel. “We are only one incident away from a serious oil spike. The market is a lot tighter than people think,” said Chris Skrebowski, editor of Petroleum Review.

Leaked transcripts of a closed-door meeting between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan shed an extraordinary light on the hard-nosed Realpolitik of the two sides.

Prince Bandar, head of Saudi intelligence, allegedly confronted the Kremlin with a mix of inducements and threats in a bid to break the deadlock over Syria. “Let us examine how to put together a unified Russian-Saudi strategy on the subject of oil. The aim is to agree on the price of oil and production quantities that keep the price stable in global oil markets,” he said at the four-hour meeting with Mr Putin. They met at Mr Putin’s dacha outside Moscow three weeks ago.

“We understand Russia’s great interest in the oil and gas in the Mediterranean from Israel to Cyprus. And we understand the importance of the Russian gas pipeline to Europe. We are not interested in competing with that. We can cooperate in this area,” he said, purporting to speak with the full backing of the US........."

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I take it threatening them with Chechen rebels didn't do the trick then.
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Re: Saudi Arabia Tries To Bribe Russia By Offering Secret Oil And Arms Deal If It Drops Syria
[link to english.farsnews.com]

Saudi Arabia Offers Unsuccessful Bribe to Russia over Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- 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 the Syrian government, Middle-East sources and western diplomats said.


The proposed deal between two of the leading power brokers in Syria’s crisis 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 on Wednesday.

Russia has supported the Syrian government with arms and diplomatic cover throughout the conflict and any change in Moscow’s stance would remove a major obstacle to action on Syria by the certain western and Arab states, al-Alam reported.

Syrian opposition sources close to Saudi Arabia said Prince Bandar offered to buy up to $15bln of Russian weapons as well as ensuring that Persian Gulf gas would not threaten Russia’s position as a main supplier to Europe.

In return, Saudi Arabia wanted Moscow to ease its strong support of the Syrian government and agree not to block any future UN Security Council resolution on Syria, they said.

An Arab source familiar with the matter confirmed that Prince Bandar offered to buy large quantities of arms from Russia, but that no cash amount was specified in the talks.....
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bump
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I highly doubt you'll get Putin to get on his knees and blow the Suadi royal family like someone else we know.
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Re: Saudi Arabia Tries To Bribe Russia By Offering Secret Oil And Arms Deal If It Drops Syria
Absolutely disgusting.

Murderers. USA GOV + Israel + Saudi Arabia = MURDERERS.





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