Defense Secretary Mark Esper has stated that the United States will send reinforcements into the Gulf area at the request of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, after attacks on petroleum facilities that it blames on Iran.
The Pentagon chief said on Friday an Iranian assault in an American spy in June after Tehran captured a British petroleum tanker, together with the attack on two Saudi petroleum installations continue Saturday” signifies a dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression.” “To prevent additional escalation, Saudi Arabia asked international support to help safeguard the kingdom’s crucial infrastructure. The United Arab Emirates has also asked help,” he explained.
“In reaction to this kingdom’s petition, the president has accepted the deployment of US forces, which is defensive in nature, and mostly focused on air and missile defense,” Esper said.
The installation to the area will be”moderate,” Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford explained, but didn’t define the sort of gear or the precise number of reinforcements, except it could be fewer than”thousands of troops.