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The US mobilized warplanes from its base in the Persian Gulf under a credible threat that Iran might attack Saudi Arabia.

United States F-22 aircraft (Air Force US)

United States F-22 aircraft (Air Force US)

United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has recently launched war planes towards Iran From based in the Persian Gulf After receiving reports that the country is preparing for an attack Saudi Arabas reported Washington Post during the weekend.

launch took place a few days ago Riyadh warned the US that Iran was planning attacks on both Saudi Arabia and Iraq.Wall Street Journal added.

In response to the credible threat of Iranian ballistic missile and drone strikes, the US military also raised its alert level, with the White House National Security Council saying it was “concerned about the threat” and in constant contact with the Gulf nation.

“Centcom remains committed to our long-term strategic military partnership with Saudi Arabia,” command spokesman Joe Buccio told The Washington Post on Saturday. “We are not going to discuss the details of the operation,” he said.

While the exact location from where the planes were launched is unclear, the US maintains significant air assets in the Persian Gulf, including F-22 fighter jets in Saudi Arabia.

deployment details Washington PostEvidence that despite its furious reaction to last month’s decision to cut oil production due to global shortages and threats of retaliation, the Saudi government Biden bets that the close security relationship that has existed for decades Washington y Riyadh can be saved.

those relationships, and a commitment to help protect our strategic partners – particularly against Iran– Are part of American security in the Middle East.

There are currently around 2,500 US forces in Saudi Arabia, many of whom are involved in intelligence work and high-tech training. The United States is the supplier of nearly three-quarters of all weapons systems used by the Saudi military, including the constant need for parts, repairs, and upgrades.

Military sales to the state have been the subject of repeated controversy in recent years, as opposed to them by many in Congress. While President Donald Trump, who has bragged about a potential US sale to the Saudis, vetoed efforts by Congress to block some transactions, Biden banned the state from buying US offensive weapons shortly after taking office.

Us President Joe Biden Gathers At Al Salman Palace On His Arrival In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia On July 15, 2022.
US President Joe Biden gathers at Al Salman Palace on his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 15, 2022.

Since then, there have been two major Saudi purchases of air-to-air missiles and additional missiles for Patriot air defense batteries. Another order for 300 Patriot missiles — more than $3 million each — was approved by the State Department in August following Biden’s visit to the state, which he reportedly believed had struck a deal with the Crown Prince. Didn’t have to. oil production.

Although Congress did not formally object to the new sale within 30 days, there has been no public indication that the transaction has taken the next step: the signing of a contract with the Defense Department. The Pentagon has “nothing to announce at this time” regarding the sale, spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Cesar Santiago said Friday.

Although two US-controlled Patriot systems remain in Saudi Arabia to protect American personnel from missile attacks by Houthi rebels in Yemen, and possibly Iran, the bulk of the systems used there were acquired by the Saudis years ago and belong to the state.

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