King of Saudi Arabia, Salman Bin Abdulaziz, asked the leaders of France, the United States and the United Kingdom to intervene and convince Qatar not to buy the Russian S-400 missile system.
George Malbrunot, French Le Figaro Middle East correspondent said on Twitter that King Salman asked US President, Donald Trump, French President, Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister, Theresa May, to intervene and block the Qatari deal.
Besides french president Macron, Saoudi King Salman sent a letter to US and UK administrations to convince them to prevent Qatar from buying russian anti missile system S-400, according to a french diplo quoted in Le Figaro. "We've reached this conclusion after checking the news" pic.twitter.com/m62w5dXn0Q
— Georges Malbrunot (@Malbrunot) June 3, 2018
Malbrunot quoted an unnamed French source as saying that King Salman “was not satisfied with speaking to Macron so he asked Trump and May to persuade Qatar to back down”.
This came just hours after French Le Monde newspaper revealed that Saudi Arabia had threatened to target Qatar militarily if it received the Russian missile system.