US to send more troops to Saudi Arabia after attacks on oil facilities

//US to send more troops to Saudi Arabia after attacks on oil facilities

US to send more troops to Saudi Arabia after attacks on oil facilities

The Pentagon on Friday said it will boost US air and missile defences in Saudi Arabia after last week’s surprise attack, allegedly from Iran, on critical oil facilities exposed the kingdom’s vulnerability.The modest response, announced shortly after the Treasury Department added new sanctions to Iran’s financial sector, reflects a White House attempt to keep mounting tensions in the Persian Gulf from escalating into war.Pentagon officials declined to provide specifics, but the latest deployment…

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