Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince have authorised the deployment of round three,000 US troops and tools to the dominion, as regional tensions rise and Washington and Riyadh face off towards Tehran.
Saudi state information company SPA introduced the royal approval on Saturday evening, reporting that the deployment takes place consistent with the “historic relations and well-established partnership” between the 2 nations.
It additionally comes at a time of escalating tensions with Iran. The navy bolstering was introduced by the US on Friday as experiences got here in that an Iranian oil tanker had been struck by two projectiles within the Crimson Sea. Washington and Saudi Arabia have additionally accused Iran of a string of sabotage makes an attempt by itself on oil tankers, and blamed Tehran for a drone strike on two Saudi oil amenities final month, albeit with out offering proof.
Criticized for pulling American troops out of northern Syria but deploying a number of instances extra forces in Saudi Arabia, US President Donald Trump has defended the deployment by declaring that the Saudi royal household have “agreed to pay us for all the things we’re doing.”
The SPA report on Saturday made no point out of a fee.
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