The administration of US President Joe Biden has begun withdrawing some US troops and weapons from a number of Middle Eastern countries, The Wall Street Journal newspaper writes.
According to the publication, Washington will relocate eight Patriot SAM batteries from Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The United States will also withdraw the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system from Saudi Arabia. Some military aircraft will also be transferred from the region.
The WSJ writes that hundreds of US troops will be relocated from the Middle East. Earlier, the transfer has already begun, which is part of Washington’s efforts to “ redirect the Armed forces to the challenges from China and Russia.” Sources claim that the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, notified Crown Prince Mohammed bin, Salman Al Saud, on June 2 about these plans of the American authorities.