President Trump has approved additional US troops and weapons to be deployed in Saudi Arabia in the wake recent tension with Iran in the Gulf region emerged after Saudi oil installations were attacked a few days back. US has already blamed Iran behind such attacks.
President Donald Trump has ordered new sanctions on Tehran, saying the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.
Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said, "Those attacks, combined with an Iranian attack on an American spy drone in June, represented a “dramatic escalation of Iranian aggression."
The Pentagon chief announce that the US will send military reinforcements to the Gulf region at the request of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Joint Chiefs of Staff Joe Dunford term the deployment as “moderate”, with a limited number of troops.
On the other hand Iranian leadership has categorically rejected American allegations as baselless and call those allegations an excuse to attack Iran. President Hasan Rouhani says Iran is all set to face any situation following the US covert intentions. Rouhani has also rejected a proposal to meet President Trump saying Washington must reconsider its actions in Gulf before any such meeting.