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US to send troops to Saudi Arabia

Date: 21 September 2019 Tags: International Events

Issue

The Pentagon has announced that it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

 

Background

Saudi Arabia suffered the deadliest attack on its oil facilities in recently  when a small army of drones attacked two major oil plants, destroying nearly 50 per cent of the country's global supply of crude.

 

Details

  • The officials have told that the extra equipment and troops would give the Saudis a better chance of defending against unconventional aerial attacks.

  • Iran has denied involvement and warned the U.S. that any attack will spark an “all-out war” with immediate retaliation from Tehran.

  • It is alleged that Iran was responsible for the strikes on Saudi assets as the weapons had  Iranian origin.

  • This is the second time Mr Trump had planned for a retalliatory attacks on Iran after the recent attack by Iran on US drones.