OREANDA-NEWS. The US State Department has urged allies to avoid major deals with Russia in the defense sphere after the agreement on military cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia. This was reported to Russian media «RIA Novosti» by a representative of the American department.

«We continue to urge all our partners and allies to avoid major new deals with the Russian defense sector, which we made clear with the help of the law "On Countering America's Adversaries through sanctions"» the representative said. At the same time, according to him, the United States and Saudi Arabia, as before, are closely cooperating on the issue of security.

The agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia was signed on August 23. It was signed by Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin and Prince Khalid bin Salman Al Saud in the presence of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.