The United States has activated its ultimatum to Saudi Arabia


The Wall Street Journal reports that the United States is withdrawing Patriot missile defense systems from Saudi Arabia, while planning to further reduce its military presence in the country.


Back in early April, Trump during a telephone conversation with the Crown Saudi Prince Al Saud set an ultimatumAccording to which, in the case of the OPEC + refusal to reduce oil production, the United States will stop providing military assistance to its ally.

A week before the American president made a phone call, Republican Senators Kevin Kramer and Dan Sullivan passed a law to withdraw all US troops, Patriot anti-aircraft systems from the kingdom, if Saudi Arabia does not reduce oil production. In this way, Trump puts his ultimatum into action.

Military assistance from the United States was sent to the Saudis in response to the attacks of Iran and the Hussites of oil production facilities supported by it in Saudi Arabia, which, however, is denied by the Iranian authorities. Pentagon experts emphasized that US forces will be used to eliminate other threats in the region - in particular, to reduce the impact of China's role in Asia.

Some experts, meanwhile, believe that US withdrawal from Arabia could push Iran into more action, as Trump continues to use “maximum pressure” tactics on official Tehran.
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  1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 9 May 2020 14: 54
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    And if the king is offended, and forbids American warships from entering their ports? Are they all going to gather in Kuwait to make it easier for Iranians to aim?
  2. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 9 May 2020 23: 06
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    Quote: Oyo Sarkazmi
    And if the king is offended, and forbids American warships from entering their ports? Are they all going to gather in Kuwait to make it easier for Iranians to aim?

    This clown is not in a position where he can "take offense." A soft pad between one and a chair is not eligible. Deal such damage to a penguin? With a price war? Yes, you need to answer for this.

    A wonderful demonstration of fidelity to the word given to an ally. Will NATO members learn lessons or not, as usual?
    1. Smirnoff Offline
      Smirnoff (Victor) 10 May 2020 08: 28
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      US weaned NATO countries to learn.
      Therefore, the United States and hosts there, as in a china shop.
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    Smirnoff (Victor) 10 May 2020 08: 26
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    The United States went to smash.
    After all, all the steps they take lead only to weaken the United States!
    They HARM themselves and are now sitting in a DEEP crisis and only exacerbate it.
  4. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 10 May 2020 17: 55
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    Quote: Smirnoff
    US weaned NATO countries to learn.
    Therefore, the United States and hosts there, as in a china shop.

    There is nothing eternal in the world. "Everything flows, everything changes". The words of the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus (Heraclitus of Ephesus, c. 554 - 483 BC.