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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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Blast kills 24 at Afghan President's rally

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17 Sep 2019 | 6:33 PM

Kabul, Sep 17 (UNI) A blast in Afghanistan's Parwan province killed 24 people and injured 31 others near an election rally held by President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday.

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SC examines lawfulness of Parliament suspension

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17 Sep 2019 | 4:09 PM

London, Sep 17 (UNI) The Supreme Court is meeting to consider whether Boris Johnson acted lawfully in suspending Parliament.

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Why South Korean politicians shaving their heads?

17 Sep 2019 | 4:06 PM

Seoul, Sep 17 (UNI) South Korea's opposition leader has become the latest politician to publicly shave his head in a protest against the government.

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Blast kills 24 people in Afghanistan

Blast kills 24 people in Afghanistan

17 Sep 2019 | 3:21 PM

Kabul, Sep 17 (UNI) A blast in Afghanistan's Parwan province has killed 24 people, according to the provincial government hospital chief doctor Abdul Qasim Sangin.

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