PressTV-Saudis seek major S African arms deals amid Yemen war


Saudi Arabia is currently in talks with major arms manufacturers of South Africa for wide-ranging deals, a state military firm says, as a Riyadh-led military coalition continues to pound the impoverished Yemeni nation in a war imposed on the Arabian Peninsula country more than three and a half years ago.

Saudi Arabian Military Industries’ (SAMI) Chief Executive Andreas Schwer said on Wednesday that he expected to finalize the first partnership deals with South African arms companies by the end of the year, without mentioning the initial partners by name.

The Arab kingdom is considering an equity stake in the struggling South African state-owned military firm Denel. The African country’s Department of Public Enterprises, which oversees Denel, confirmed…

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