King Salman pointed out that this decision was made “in the interests of regional security and stability.”
Salman, the king of Saudi Arabia, has agreed to the deployment of American troops in the Kingdom. The state news agency SPA reported.
The US troops received the right to be in Saudi Arabia “to intensify cooperation in the interests of regional security and stability and the maintenance of peace.”
This decision was made against the backdrop of the aggravation of the crisis in the US – Iran relations.
The representative of the United States said that it could be about the transfer to Saudi Arabia about 500 troops.
In June, the Pentagon said that it can send to the Middle East 1 thousand militaries, but did not specify which states in the region.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that he considers Saudi Arabia an important partner of the United States in the Middle East and an ally in the confrontation with Iran.