American President Donald Trump said that he sent troops to Saudi Arabia and made them pay the US in return.
According to the details, in an interview with the American TV channel, Trump said: “Saudi Arabia is paying us for [our troops]. We have a very good relationship with Saudi Arabia.”
“I said, listen, you’re a very rich country. You want more troops? I’m going to send them to you, but you’ve got to pay us. They’re paying us. They’ve already deposited $1 billion in the bank.”
Trump claims Saudi Arabia has already deposited one billion dollars “in the bank” in exchange for US troops being sent. He then goes on to talk about South Korea paying $500 million for US troops defending them against North Korea. pic.twitter.com/Ocoo3D9Q8G
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 11, 2020
Earlier on October last year, the Pentagon approved the deployment of 3,000 additional US soldiers and military equipment to Saudi Arabia after attacks on two Saudi Aramco plants, including the world’s biggest oil processing facility on September.
Trump has also repeatedly said he would force states to pay for US protection, often in reference to Gulf States.
Tension mount between Iran and America after the killing of the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite Quds Force, Gen Qassem Soleimani by US drone strike.
Trump also defended targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and said Iran appears to be “standing down” and Americans should be “extremely grateful and happy” with the outcome.
Iran fires ballistic missiles at U.S. troops in Iraq
On Wednesday, Iran launched 15 ballistic missiles against US targets in Iraq to retaliate Gen Qassem Soleimani’s killing by US drone strike.
His killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.
The target was Al-Asad airbase in Iraq which houses US & coalition forces.
This is a direct route to war between Iran and US.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards confirmed they fired the missiles to retaliate for last week’s killing of Iranian commander.
The statement advised the US to withdraw its troops from the region to prevent more deaths.
Trump responds to Iran missile attack with a carefree statement
United States (US) President Donald Trump has responded to Iran ballistic missiles attack here on Wednesday (today).
Hour-after Iran’s attack at US troop bases in Iraq, President Donald Trump tweeted: “All is well”.
Trump, in his care-free reactionary statement said, “Casualty and damage assessments are ongoing”, but adds, “So far, so good!.”
Iran claimed that at least eighty Americans are reportedly killed during Iran missile attacks on US targets.
According to Iranian media, 80 people killed during Iran missile attacks on US targets in Iraq.
Iranian state television said none of Iran’s missiles that attacked US targets intercepted.
Iran launched 15 missiles against US troops at two Iraqi military bases, Iranian state TV said.
Iranian state television, citing an informed source, said that Iran has 100 other targets in its sights if US takes any retaliatory measures.
According to Iranian army, US must withdraw its troops from the Middle East