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US decision to withdraw Patriot air defense system made Saudi Arabia nervous

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US decision to withdraw Patriot air defense system made Saudi Arabia nervous

Experts discuss the decision of the United States to withdraw Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems from Saudi Arabia. Recall that such a decision by the media with reference to the Pentagon was reported a couple of days ago.


Qatari Al Jazeera says the US decision has made the Saudi authorities nervous. The kingdom’s authorities, it is alleged, add further nervousness to the fact that the Pentagon, in addition to the Patriot SAM, is withdrawing other weapons from Saudi Arabia. In particular, we are talking about American fighters, which the United States decided to transfer to the Saudi kingdom last year “to protect” the infrastructure of the Saudi Aramco oil company. Recall that the refineries of this company were subjected to a missile attack, of which the pro-Iranian forces were accused.

Middle Eastern experts believe that the withdrawal of American air defense systems and fighters "changes the balance of forces in the region in favor of Iran." The United States itself, the other day, recall, said that Iran today does not pose a strategic threat to American interests in the Middle East.

Majub Zvayri, director of the Center for the Study of the Gulf Countries at Qatar University, believes that the main reason for the American decision must be sought in the "oil plane". In particular, it is said that the United States is not satisfied with the situation in which the Saudis have the opportunity to buy up the assets of oil companies at low prices in various regions of the world.

Recall that previously in Saudi Arabia, they repeatedly tried to use the Patriot air defense system to intercept missiles fired from Yemen. By no means always did these air defense and missile defense systems operate effectively - missiles from Yemen even reached the country's capital, Riyadh.

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  1. marchcat
    marchcat 10 May 2020 19: 33 New
    10
    Не знаю на что надеются саудиты, видя эффективность "патриотов". Нервозность тут в другом...боятся остаться со своими "друзьями" один на один.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 10 May 2020 19: 51 New
      +8
      Qatari Al Jazeera says the US decision has made the Saudi authorities nervous.

      Ну, ну. С учётом "огромной любви" Катара и СА, у кого ещё узнать о состоянии нервов в СА, как не у катарских СМИ.
      You can also ask the Indians about Pakistan
    2. businessv
      businessv 10 May 2020 21: 46 New
      +1
      Quote: marchcat
      Нервозность тут в другом...боятся остаться со своими "друзьями" один на один.
      This is definitely spotted! How much this sweet couple has spoiled not only around the Saudis, but also in the world, too, that there are a dime a dozen of those who want to spoil the big Saudis, in the absence of a protectorate from the mattresses!
    3. Civil
      Civil 10 May 2020 22: 03 New
      0
      The Kingdom of CA is an oil column of the West.
    4. knn54
      knn54 10 May 2020 22: 23 New
      +2
      So the Yankees forced the Saudis to pay for the price war unleashed by HER.
  2. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 10 May 2020 19: 35 New
    +6
    Someone needs a whip.
    Someone enough to demonstrate it.
    And for some, the lack of gingerbread is a disaster!
    1. Ok
      Ok 11 May 2020 04: 23 New
      +2
      and someone is ready to give all the property of their country for a demonstration of gingerbread laughing
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 10 May 2020 19: 40 New
    +3
    Well, because Trump is a businessman to the marrow of his bones, he needs profit, or at least so that the Saudis continue to milk easily for loot! And then oil fell in price, it doesn’t smell like profit. ..
    1. Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu 10 May 2020 22: 14 New
      +5
      So the Saudis themselves dropped the price, and so much so that it hit the Yankees. So Trump decided to remind the bumpkin that the United States did not hire a kingdom for free.
  4. tarabar
    tarabar 10 May 2020 19: 41 New
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    Мне кажется, со стороны американов плохо скрываемое предложение разнести всю нефтяную инфраструктуру саудитов, она в сегодняшней ситуации для них уже не важна и даже вредна. Как говорится: "нам вас будет очень не хватать, мы за вас отомстим".
    1. Andrey Mikhaylov
      Andrey Mikhaylov 10 May 2020 20: 11 New
      +6
      And suddenly, the Hussites will inflict a powerful blow on the oil infrastructure, the Americans are already predictable in their actions.
      1. Range
        Range 11 May 2020 01: 48 New
        +1
        Question: what do the blue epaulets mean? Thanks in advance!
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        2. Andrey Mikhaylov
          Andrey Mikhaylov 11 May 2020 21: 53 New
          0
          In the Russian Federation, blue or blue shoulder straps have air force personnel, paratroopers (Airborne Forces), Space military units, Naval Aviation. In addition, shoulder straps of this color are Russian bailiffs, investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 11 May 2020 03: 51 New
      0
      Quote: tarabar
      It seems to me that on the part of the Americans there is a poorly concealed proposal to distribute the entire oil infrastructure of the Saudis; in the current situation, it is no longer important to them and even harmful. As they say: "нам вас будет очень не хватать, мы за вас отомстим".

      It is strange to see that your doubts are voiced word for word ...
      good
  5. Ravil_Asnafovich
    Ravil_Asnafovich 10 May 2020 19: 44 New
    +2
    I understand that the Saudis are buying weapons around the world, they themselves do not want to fight? Or do not know how ???
    1. Muddy Seeing ORACLE
      Muddy Seeing ORACLE 10 May 2020 19: 53 New
      +3
      Yes, which of them are warriors, so monkeys with a grenade ...
      1. Range
        Range 10 May 2020 20: 36 New
        -2
        Oil can only be fired from the hose - that's all they can do.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 10 May 2020 19: 56 New
    -2
    Another American mnogohodovka? Weaken Saudi Arabia for the ensuing conflict, where the United States will certainly be the main peacekeeper.
    The Saudis just need to hire our specialists to protect the oil fields, as an option
    1. orionvitt
      orionvitt 10 May 2020 20: 41 New
      +7
      Quote: APASUS
      The Saudis just need to hire our specialists to protect the oil fields, as an option

      No, let it be somehow yourself. laughing Why help sworn partners. If you choose from two evils, it is better to help Iran. And we will see an interesting movie, how sheikhs who have become bored, will be transplanted from golden Mercedes, back to camels. laughing Let us recall their role in the oil game, before the collapse of the Union.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 10 May 2020 22: 06 New
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        Quote: orionvitt
        No, let it be somehow yourself. Why help sworn partners. If you choose from two evils, it is better to help Iran. And we will see an interesting movie, how sheikhs who have become bored, will be transplanted from golden Mercedes, back to camels. Let us recall their role in the oil game, before the collapse of the Union.

        I think the days of Saudi Arabia are numbered, there are too many internal problems there, and they got serious enemies. Why not make money on state protection, it costs a lot
      2. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 10 May 2020 23: 01 New
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        And we will see an interesting movie, how sheikhs who have become bored, will be transplanted from golden Mercedes, back to camels.


        Everything goes to this.
    2. bayard
      bayard 10 May 2020 22: 14 New
      0
      Let them rather buy the S-400, Putin has already offered them.
      И "Панцыри" .
      И " Торы" .
      And the radar from the ACS ... fellow
      Our defense industry needs a download. yes
      And investments in our national projects. yes
      Otherwise, yourself ... with Iran ... although they alone could be enough for Yemen. wink
    3. Charik
      Charik 11 May 2020 02: 34 New
      -1
      they supplied and continue to terrorists, also in the Caucasus, and we protect them with oil- fool
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 11 May 2020 09: 17 New
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        Quote: Charik
        they supplied and continue to terrorists, also in the Caucasus, and we protect them with oil- fool

        You see what’s the matter, time is running out and life is putting everything in place. Once the Germans burned our population in gas chambers, now we are the main economic partners. Or China openly supplied arms to the souls in Afghanistan, and now we are almost allies. But former brothers who lived at our expense openly hate us.
        The strategic interests of a country sometimes need to be taken into account, and there are many factors ranging from weakening US influence and other evil spirits to economic contracts worth hundreds of billions
        1. Charik
          Charik 11 May 2020 09: 29 New
          0
          better together with usa democracy bring them
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 11 May 2020 09: 32 New
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            Quote: Charik
            better together with usa democracy bring them

            There will never be democracy in SA
            1. Charik
              Charik 11 May 2020 09: 35 New
              0
              they can only cut heads with stones with stones, so they should be punished, not helped
  7. alone
    alone 10 May 2020 19: 58 New
    +6
    This step may have an economic context .. To moderate the ardor of Saudis in the oil market .. Saudi oil discounts, as well as their deferrals to customers to pay for purchased goods, interfere with almost everyone who sells oil
  8. Andrey Mikhaylov
    Andrey Mikhaylov 10 May 2020 20: 07 New
    +2
    The Americans, or the filth themselves, will attack oil facilities, in Arabia and then they will all turn on Hussites, immediately they will kill two birds with one stone, they will not lose face in the helplessness of their patriots, and they will raise a little the price of oil, saving the shale oil price.
    1. Charik
      Charik 11 May 2020 02: 38 New
      +1
      EGE? It would be better not to put punctuation marks at all
  9. rocket757
    rocket757 10 May 2020 20: 08 New
    0
    Some kind of turbidity .... however, the East is already a muddy thing.
  10. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 10 May 2020 20: 11 New
    -1
    soon Saudi Arabia will make friends with Russia and everything will be fine ...
  11. orionvitt
    orionvitt 10 May 2020 20: 28 New
    +5
    Помним случай, когда несколько "неизвестных" беспилотников, вывели из строя самый крупный нефтеперерабатывающий завод саудитов. Цены на нефть, тут же подскочили. Не сильно, но всё таки. Так что, как вариант влияния на цены, метод действенный. Тогда «Пэтриоты» про....спали (хотел по другому написать, понятнее, но правила сайта запрещают), теперь вообще скажут, типа ничего не знаем, нас там небыло. В общем, это приглашение. Прилетайте кто хотите, бомбите, что хотите. Одним конкурентом, у США будет меньше. Так себе теория, но как вариант, пойдёт.
  12. codetalker
    codetalker 10 May 2020 20: 29 New
    +1
    Question: If the objects of the oil company are guarded by the US Armed Forces, is it a Saudi or American company?
    It’s very funny to read that’s all: “The Saudis are trying to squeeze Russia out of the oil market” and so on and so forth.
  13. Guazdilla
    Guazdilla 10 May 2020 21: 16 New
    +2
    The United States does not like the situation in which the Saudis have the opportunity to buy up the assets of oil companies at low prices in various regions of the world.

    This is only half the truth. Say the bankruptcy of the American shale, this is closer to the truth.
    Но все равно это уже звоночек и только первый ход в многоходовочке. Подбросить цены вверх полезно будет и России тоже, и "картелю". Но только выбор сакральной жертвы в лице саудитов им самим может не понравится. Однозначно, за кризисом замаячило мочилово. А то, и скупка активов по дешёвке на тебе, и ковид им без последствий всяких. Ну, не проканает такое просто так здесь.
  14. veritas
    veritas 10 May 2020 22: 41 New
    +3
    Raise their vassals. Nowhere the United States will not bring anything.
  15. Prahlad
    Prahlad 11 May 2020 01: 18 New
    0
    Seem a place for s-400 freed
  16. Mr. One Two
    Mr. One Two 11 May 2020 03: 59 New
    +1
    Someone will tear a dressing gown, with the wrong hands.
  17. Ok
    Ok 11 May 2020 04: 14 New
    +1
    I do not understand what it means to withdraw? the Saudis spent, after the kipish they shed a tear of American quality, and now they are withdrawing them. please explain on what conditions?
  18. Ros 56
    Ros 56 11 May 2020 05: 40 New
    0
    Striped in a couple of days change their minds, this is in their manner.
  19. Dikson
    Dikson 11 May 2020 06: 05 New
    -1
    Какая интересная у арабов из саудии жизнь.. то им вводят, то выводят... Патриоты.. А вот почему на нашем сайте таинственное молчание про Израильский разгромный налет на сирийский аэродром, про ракетный (!) обстрел Хмеймима... ? Враги сочиняют небылицы? Как и про уничтоженную одну "Армату", из пяти, якобы привезенных в Сирию на испытания?
  20. Stalllker
    Stalllker 11 May 2020 06: 19 New
    0
    Сейчас на фоне только этой новости котировки нефти вверх полезут, а когда выведут, то "побегут"...
  21. 123456789
    123456789 11 May 2020 13: 00 New
    0
    Quote: bayard
    Пусть скорей С-400 покупают , Путин им уже предлагал . И "Панцыри" . И " Торы" . И РЛС с АСУ

    Россия продала китайцам ракеты класса "ЗЕМЛЯ-ВОЗДУХ". Китайцы провели испытания и присылают рапорт: "Ракеты опробовали, работают отлично, свои функции выполняют! Можно ли теперь нам приобрести у вас ракеты класса "ЗЕМЛЯ-САМОЛЕТ"???"
  22. 123456789
    123456789 11 May 2020 13: 06 New
    0
    Quote: Pvi1206
    soon Saudi Arabia will make friends with Russia and everything will be fine ...

    First, they will answer for the collapse of the USSR