Joe Biden instructed the Pentagon to start withdrawing some weapons and troops from the Gulf region.
So far, at least three Patriot missile batteries have been removed: one from Prince Sultan Air Force Base in Saudi Arabia, an aircraft carrier and other military surveillance systems, which eventually returned home or were sent to other locations around the globe. , “Where they are most needed,” two US defense sources told the Wall Street Journal.
For some time now, the number of soldiers and military material in the region has been decreasing. At the end of last year, there were only 50,000 military personnel in the region, significantly less than the 90,000 registered two years ago, when Washington and Tehran were at a peak of tension.
In February, Joe Biden announced that he would no longer support Saudi armed intervention in Yemen and called on the Houthi to stop military operations.
This decision comes at an unfavorable time for Saudi Arabia, which just last week reported that it was attacked by armed drones belonging to the Houthi movement.
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