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

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 10 May 2020 19: 33 New
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    I do not know what the Saudis hope, seeing the effectiveness of the "patriots". Nervousness here is different ... they are afraid to stay alone with their "friends".
    1. Mitroha 10 May 2020 19: 51 New
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      Qatari Al Jazeera says the US decision has made the Saudi authorities nervous.

      Oh well. Given the "great love" of Qatar and the SA, who else to find out about the state of nerves in the SA, if not the Qatari media.
      You can also ask the Indians about Pakistan
    2. businessv 10 May 2020 21: 46 New
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      Quote: marchcat
      Nervousness here is different ... they are afraid to stay alone with their "friends".
      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 10 May 2020 22: 03 New
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      The Kingdom of CA is an oil column of the West.
    4. knn54 10 May 2020 22: 23 New
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      So the Yankees forced the Saudis to pay for the price war unleashed by HER.
  2. Vasyan1971 10 May 2020 19: 35 New
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    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
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      and someone is ready to give all the property of their country for a demonstration of gingerbread laughing
  3. Thrifty 10 May 2020 19: 40 New
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    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 10 May 2020 22: 14 New
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      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 10 May 2020 19: 41 New
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    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 the saying goes: "we will be sorely missed, we will avenge you."
    1. Andrey Mikhaylov 10 May 2020 20: 11 New
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      And suddenly, the Hussites will inflict a powerful blow on the oil infrastructure, the Americans are already predictable in their actions.
      1. Range 11 May 2020 01: 48 New
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        Question: what do the blue epaulets mean? Thanks in advance!
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        2. Andrey Mikhaylov 11 May 2020 21: 53 New
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          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 11 May 2020 03: 51 New
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      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: "we will miss you very much, we will avenge you".

      It is strange to see that your doubts are voiced word for word ...
      good
  5. Ravil_Asnafovich 10 May 2020 19: 44 New
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    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 10 May 2020 19: 53 New
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      Yes, which of them are warriors, so monkeys with a grenade ...
      1. Range 10 May 2020 20: 36 New
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        Oil can only be fired from the hose - that's all they can do.
  6. APASUS 10 May 2020 19: 56 New
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    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 10 May 2020 20: 41 New
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      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 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 ... 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 10 May 2020 22: 14 New
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      Let them rather buy the S-400, Putin has already offered them.
      And the "Armor".
      And the Torah.
      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 11 May 2020 02: 34 New
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      they supplied and continue to terrorists, also in the Caucasus, and we protect them with oil- fool
      1. 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 11 May 2020 09: 29 New
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          better together with usa democracy bring them
          1. 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 11 May 2020 09: 35 New
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              they can only cut heads with stones with stones, so they should be punished, not helped
  7. alone 10 May 2020 19: 58 New
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    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 10 May 2020 20: 07 New
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    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 11 May 2020 02: 38 New
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      EGE? It would be better not to put punctuation marks at all
  9. rocket757 10 May 2020 20: 08 New
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    Some kind of turbidity .... however, the East is already a muddy thing.
  10. Pvi1206 10 May 2020 20: 11 New
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    soon Saudi Arabia will make friends with Russia and everything will be fine ...
  11. orionvitt 10 May 2020 20: 28 New
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    We recall the case when several "unknown" drones disabled the largest Saudi oil refinery. Oil prices jumped right there. Not much, but still. So, as an option to influence prices, the method is effective. Then the "Patriots" about .... slept (I wanted to write differently, more clearly, but the rules of the site forbid), now they will generally say, like we don’t know anything, we weren’t there. In general, this is an invitation. Fly whatever you want, bomb what you want. One competitor, the US will have less. So-so theory, but as an option, it will.
  12. codetalker 10 May 2020 20: 29 New
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    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 10 May 2020 21: 16 New
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    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.
    But still, this is already a bell and only the first move in a multi-path. Tossing up prices will be beneficial for Russia as well as for the cartel. But only the choice of sacred sacrifice in the person of the Saudis themselves they may not like. Definitely, looming looming over the crisis. And then, and buying up cheap assets on you, and coveting them without any consequences. Well, it doesn’t work like that here.
  14. veritas 10 May 2020 22: 41 New
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    Raise their vassals. Nowhere the United States will not bring anything.
  15. Prahlad 11 May 2020 01: 18 New
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    Seem a place for s-400 freed
  16. Mr. One Two 11 May 2020 03: 59 New
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    Someone will tear a dressing gown, with the wrong hands.
  17. Ok
    Ok 11 May 2020 04: 14 New
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    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 11 May 2020 05: 40 New
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    Striped in a couple of days change their minds, this is in their manner.
  19. Dikson 11 May 2020 06: 05 New
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    What an interesting life for Arabs from Saudi Arabia ... they are introduced to them, then they are led out ... Patriots .. But why on our website is a mysterious silence about the Israeli crushing raid on the Syrian airfield, about the rocket (!) Shelling of Hmeimim ...? Enemies make up fables? As well as about the destroyed one "Armata", out of five, allegedly brought to Syria for testing?
  20. Stalllker 11 May 2020 06: 19 New
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    Now, against the background of only this news, oil quotes will climb up, and when they withdraw, they will "run" ...
  21. 123456789 11 May 2020 13: 00 New
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    Quote: bayard
    Let them rather buy the S-400, Putin has already offered them. And the "Armor". And the Torah. And radar with ACS

    Russia has sold the Chinese land-to-air missiles. The Chinese conducted tests and send a report: "They tested the missiles, they work perfectly, they perform their functions! Can we now purchase from you the EARTH-AIRPLANE missiles?"
  22. 123456789 11 May 2020 13: 06 New
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    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