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US to send troops to Saudi as tensions with Iran grow

US to send troops to Saudi as tensions with Iran grow

Washington, Jul 21 (UNI) The Pentagon has said US troops are being deployed to Saudi Arabia to defend American interests from "emergent credible threats".

The move comes amid heightened tensions with Iran over the safety of shipping lanes in the Gulf, said a BBC News report on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia confirmed that King Salman had approved the move "to strengthen regional security and stability".

The kingdom has not hosted US combat forces since 2003, when Donald Rumsfeld announced their withdrawal.

The US presence in Saudi Arabia started with Operation Desert Storm in 1991, when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

BBC North America correspondent Peter Bowes says the US is understood to be deploying Patriot air defence missile batteries manned by 500 soldiers to Prince Sultan Base in Saudi Arabia.

The US also plans to send a squadron of F-22 stealth fighters to the base.

"This movement of forces provides an additional deterrent and ensures our ability to defend our forces and interests in the region from emergent, credible threats," a statement from US Central Command said.

Tensions between the US and Iran have worsened since Washington unilaterally withdrew from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal. The US has since tightened sanctions it re-imposed on Iran's oil sector.

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USCIRF condemns Delhi violence

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Greek island protest enters day two

27 Feb 2020 | 11:38 AM

Athens, Feb 27 (UNI) The protests in Greece against building of new camps to replace overcrowded facilities on island of Lesbos, Samos, Chios, Leros and Kos off the coast of Turkey entered day two on Thursday.

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Coronavirus: Pandemic cases rises to 400 in Italy

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27 Feb 2020 | 10:03 AM

Rome, Feb 27 (UNI) Several European countries announced new cases of coronavirus traced to Italy, rising the number of cases to 400.

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Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 2,744 in mainland China

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 2,744 in mainland China

27 Feb 2020 | 9:38 AM

Beijing, Feb 27 (UNI) The death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in China has reached 2,744, a total of 78,497 cases of infection have been registered, the state health committee said.

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Romania confirms first case of coronavirus

Romania confirms first case of coronavirus

27 Feb 2020 | 8:29 AM

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