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US to send 200 troops, Patriot missiles into Saudi Arabia

Last updated on September 27, 2019

America announced Thursday the installation of 200 troops in addition to Patriot missiles into Saudi Arabia to assist the nation’s defense in the aftermath of last month’s attacks on oil installations blamed Iran.

The Defense Department said the installation would entail 1 battery of their surface-to-air missiles, in addition to four Sentinel radars used for air and missile defense systems.

Additionally, two Patriot batteries and a single THAAD ballistic missile interception system have been readied if a decision is made to also provide them to the Saudis,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman stated.

“This setup will fortify the kingdom’s air and missile defense of military and civilian infrastructure,” he explained.

“It is essential to note that these measures are a demonstration of our commitment to regional partners, and also the safety and stability in the Middle East,” he added.

“Other nations have predicted out Iranian misadventures from the area, and we search for them to donate assets in a global attempt to fortify Saudi Arabia’s defense”

The US has led to Iran being behind the mix cruise and drone missile strikes on September 14 which significantly damaged two Saudi petroleum installations, forcing the important oil supplier to slash output.

Iran has denied responsibility, and President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday challenged the US and other people to give proof to back up their accusations.