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King Salman thwarted US sanctions regime

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President Putin With King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
President Putin With King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
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A Russian news agency reported that Maksim Stanislavovich Oreshkin, the Minister for Economic Development, in a brief statement described King Salman's visit to Moscow a highly productive trip both economically and strategically. He explained that the volume of signed agreements (publicized and non-publicized) between Russia and Saudi Arabia were more than double of the damage caused by US and EU sanctions against Russia.

"It is interesting that today, the closest allies of the United States do not take into account the interests of this country, and this fact is contrary to the illusions of the senior American officials," he added.

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