March 4, 2019 / 9:26 AM / 18 days ago

Qatar says no decision yet on Russian missile defense system

FILE PHOTO: Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani speaks during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar’s foreign minister said no decision has been made yet on Qatar purchasing a Russian S-400 missile defense system, a potential deal that has reportedly drawn opposition from Saudi Arabia.

“There is a discussion for procurement of various Russian equipment but there is no understanding as of yet as to this particular (equipment, S-400)”, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani told a joint news conference with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Reporting By Eric Knecht, Editing by William Maclean

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