[size=36]The US State Department commented on the withdrawal of the "Patriot" from Saudi Arabia[/size]
Moscow - Sputnik. Commenting on the withdrawal of the Patriot batteries from Saudi Arabia, Pompeo said: "I would like to make it clear ... These Patriot batteries have been around for a while and the forces must return, and they need to be redeployed."
The minister added: "This does not mean recognition of the decline in risk. We would like it to be like this, and for the Republic of Iran to change its behavior, but the danger still exists."
Pompeo stressed that this step is not a reduction to support Saudi Arabia, "and we are doing everything we can to ensure its security and provide it with air defense systems so that the Iranians cannot threaten it."
It is noteworthy that the American newspaper "The Wall Street Journal" quoted informed sources on Thursday that the American authorities are withdrawing the "Patriot" defense systems from Saudi Arabia and are considering reducing their military capabilities in the country.
This has escalated tensions in the Gulf region, especially in light of the tense American-Iranian relations, as well as the Ansar Allah group attacking the Houthis for oil installations and energy supplies affiliated to the giant Aramco in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Ended 29 / r