The Saudi regime is flooding the kingdom with military reinforcements from the United States, which announced the dispatch of 200 troops and Patriot missiles to the kingdom.
The Pentagon said it planned to send four radar systems, a Patriot missile battery and about 200 support personnel to bolster the kingdom’s defenses after the biggest-ever attack on its oil facilities this month.
The US military said it had allocated additional equipment “in preparation for orders to deploy,” meaning it could be used faster in the event of a crisis. This includes two Patriot missile batteries and a THAD system.
This comes after the announcement of the official news agency (SPA) that Mohammed bin Salman, during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, the current arrangements to send US troops of a defensive nature to the Kingdom.
Bin Salman told Esber that the recent attack on Aramco’s oil facilities was “a serious escalation towards the entire world that requires a firm stand to maintain international peace and security,” the agency said.
On Friday, Esber announced that US military reinforcements would be sent to the Gulf at the request of the Saudis and the UAE after the attacks on Saudi oil facilities.
Recalling the destruction of a US drone by Iranian forces in June after Iran seized a British oil tanker, the US defense secretary said the September 14 attack on two Saudi oil facilities “constitutes a major escalation of Iranian aggression.”
“In order to prevent further escalation, Saudi Arabia has requested international assistance to protect the vital infrastructure of the Kingdom, and the UAE has also requested assistance,” he said.
The deployment of more US troops in the kingdom means more Washington’s involvement in the decision of the Saudi regime and a violation of the kingdom’s sovereignty, as well as extortion of billions of dollars as it has for years.
For his part, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Saudi regime Adel al-Jubeir said that his country has “evidence of the use of Iranian weapons in the Aramco attacks and that consultations are continuing with our allies regarding the response to the attack.
Al-Jubeir added on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York that “the international experts sent by the United Nations to verify these attacks are still in the Kingdom,” stressing that “when the results appear we will decide the next step.”