Monday, July 22, 2019

US Sends 500 Troops,Equipment to Saudi Arabia; Saudi King OKs Buildup to Counter Iran's Attacks

The U.S. is sending troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia, as tensions flare with Iran, the Worthy News website reports today (July 22, 2019).

The U.S. Central Command said: "This movement of forces provides an additional deterrent, and ensures our ability to defend our forces and interests in the region from emergent, credible threats."

The U.S. will send 500 troops, Patriot missiles, and F-22 stealth fighters to the Prince Sultan Air Base near the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia's state press agency said King Salman "approved hosting U.S. Armed Forces in the Kingdom ... to preserve its peace."

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