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July 20, 2019 2:52 pm

US Authorizes Deployment of Troops, Resources to Saudi Arabia

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US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are seen during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 30, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Marcos Brindicci.

The acting US defense secretary has authorized the deployment of US military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide “an additional deterrent” in the face of “emergent, credible threats.”

Riyadh previously said it had approved hosting US forces to boost regional security and stability.

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