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radicalleft

(484 posts)
Wed Nov 1, 2023, 11:38 PM Nov 2023

Saudi Arabia getting involved?

Can't link to a news source but found a couple of mentions




and this from the D.O.D.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Releases/Release/Article/3576388/readout-of-secretary-of-defense-lloyd-j-austin-iiis-meeting-with-saudi-minister/

Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout:

The Secretary met today with the Saudi Minister of Defense, His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman to discuss the importance of the enduring U.S. security partnership with Saudi Arabia. Secretary Austin emphasized U.S. commitment to the territorial defense of the Kingdom, and to reinforcing and expanding a strong, bilateral defense partnership.

The Secretary underscored the Kingdom's central role in regional security and stability. He expressed deep thanks for the Minister of Defense's leadership, including sustained support and coordination in working toward a durable peace for Yemen. He also commended Saudi humanitarian support to Ukraine, and efforts in Sudan to host diplomatic talks and support of evacuation operations.

In response to increasing threats in the region, the Secretary reiterated U.S. commitment to working with the Kingdom to promote greater integration, especially on air and missile defense and maritime security.

The Secretary provided an update on U.S. support to Israel as it works to restore security in the wake of Hamas' abhorrent terrorist attack. He reaffirmed the U.S. emphasis on the protection of civilians and unfettered access for the delivery of humanitarian aid for civilians in Gaza.

Both leaders agreed to work together towards preventing regional escalation. Secretary Austin also emphasized the U.S. commitment to supporting the defense of its partners in the region.
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Saudi Arabia getting involved? (Original Post) radicalleft Nov 2023 OP
Saudi is shopping for the best deal for themselves. EllieBC Nov 2023 #1
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