[size=36]The Pentagon deploys Patriot missiles, radars and about 200 troops in Saudi Arabia[/size]
The US military said in a statement it had allocated additional equipment "in preparation for orders to deploy," which means it could be used faster in the event of a crisis. This includes two Patriot missile batteries and a THAD system.
Earlier, US Defense Secretary Mark Asper disclosed the role of the troops that US President Donald Trump has agreed to send to the Middle East, saying they would "carry out air and missile defense functions."
The Pentagon chief said sending new US troops to the Middle East would be a first step to respond to "Iranian aggression," pointing out that "
Asbir added that the United States is sending additional weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to improve their defense capabilities.
Asper announced that US President Donald Trump had agreed to send additional troops to the Middle East in the wake of the alleged Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia.
The United States has accused Iran of attacking Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure. Iran denies this.
Trump's decision to send additional troops to the Middle East comes as part of his administration's approach to the policy of maximum pressure against Iran, and against the backdrop of the attack on the facilities of the oil company "Aramco" on September 14, which the Houthis claimed responsibility.