Russia to Discuss Selling New Anti-drone Weapons to Middle East Partners

State arms exporter Rosoboronexport will talk sales of the new weapons during the Dubai Airshow in late November

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a conference of the Israel foundation Keren Hayesod in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.
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Russia will hold talks with its Middle East partners on selling them new anti-drone weapons systems, Interfax news agency cited Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport saying on Tuesday.

The arms exporter would discuss sales of the new anti-drone weapons sales during the Dubai Airshow in late November, Rosoboronexport director Alexander Mikheev said.

The comments follow a drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities on Saturday which knocked out more than 5% of global oil supply.

Saudi King Salman said on Tuesday that Riyadh was capable of dealing with the consequences of attacks on its installations.

A statement issued after a meeting of Saudi Arabia's council of ministers said the cabinet had reviewed the damage caused by the attacks on Aramco installations, and it called on world goverments to confront them "regardless of their origin".