US Sending Troops in Saudi Arabia; A New Deal Between Turkey and Russia About Idlib

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United States sending troops to bolster Saudi defences after attack

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defences after the largest-ever attack on the kingdom’s oil facilities, which Washington has squarely blamed on Iran.

The Pentagon said the deployment would involve a moderate number of troops – not numbering thousands – and would be primarily defensive in nature. It also detailed plans to expedite delivery of military equipment to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Reuters has previously reported that the Pentagon was considering sending anti-missile batteries, drones and more fighter jets. The United States is also considering keeping an aircraft carrier in the region indefinitely.

“In response to the kingdom’s request, the president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces, which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defence,” U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at a news briefing.

“We will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to enhance their ability to defend themselves.”

Idlib demilitarised zone: Turkey and Russia agree on boundary

A new deal between Turkey and Russia has been reached, on a demilitarised zone in Idlib province.

Its dimensions will be different from one agreed upon in Sochi last year.

But it will once again depend on the cooperation of armed groups on the ground.

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