The Associated Press reports that the United States is studying the possibility of establishing additional military bases in Saudi Arabia, and says that using these sites would expand the capabilities of the American forces in controlling the Red Sea.
The Associated Press reported that the United States is studying the possibility of establishing additional military bases in Saudi Arabia, and using both the port of Yanbu on the Red Sea coast and the international airports of Tabuk and Taif.
The agency indicated that the use of these sites would expand the capabilities of US forces in controlling the Red Sea.
It also quoted a spokesman for the US Central Command, Colonel Bill Urban, as saying that the study of the possibility of using the three sites began more than a year ago, and that the talk is about “rational planning procedures” that are necessary to make these sites accessible to US forces temporarily or in circumstances. Certain “emergency situations”.
The American officer claimed that these steps “are not provocative at all and do not mean strengthening the role of the United States in the region.”
Earlier, the commander of the US Central Command, General Frank MacKenzie, revealed that his country’s army is using a range of ports and air bases in the Western Desert of Saudi Arabia, and is developing many options and enhancing the size and quality of the military presence in the Kingdom, “in anticipation of any possible confrontation with Iran, especially in light of the growing Its missile military capabilities, “as he put it.
It is noteworthy that the United States has several military bases in the Middle East, including the “Housing Village Complex” in Saudi Arabia, where American experts train the Saudi military.