Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) toasts with Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Russia Abdulrahman Al-Rassi after receiving a diplomatic credential from him during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin


Saudi deputy crown prince seeks Russia deals

June 21, 2015, Bruce Riedel

After signing agreements on oil and nuclear technology sharing with Russia last week, Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has now become the king's personal envoy for high stakes diplomacy, writes Bruce Riedel. He argues that while the Russia talks are good for Mohammed's image as a global player, it won't deliver success in Yemen, where the war is stalemated.

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