US Withdraws Air Defense Systems from Saudi Arabia
Associated Press reveals satellite images that show the United States withdrawing some of the advanced air defense systems supplied to Saudi Arabia.
Associated Press revealed that the US recently withdrew some of its advanced defense systems from Saudi Arabia, including the infamous Patriot missile batteries.
The agency stated that it had seen satellite images confirming that a number of Patriot batteries and a THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) defense system belonging to the US Army, originally deployed at Prince Sultan Air Base, were withdrawn from the site.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time that the US has removed missiles of this type: In May of last year, Bloomberg revealed that the United States removed two Patriot anti-missile batteries from Saudi Arabia and two other batteries in the Middle East, and attributed the reason to "Reducing Tensions with Iran".