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US transfers ‘significant number’ of Patriot missiles in Mideast to Saudi Arabia
March 22, 2022
A U.S. State Department spokesman reportedly stated that the Biden administration has been helping the country “strengthen air defenses in response to a rising number of aerial attacks from Yemen.”
US monitoring Iranian missile threats across Middle East with Saudi Arabia
February 20, 2020
U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia John Abizaid said Riyadh “has done a tremendous amount to suppress Sunni Islamic extremism within their own borders, and they have been a great cooperation partner with us, and they will continue to do that.”
Turkey requests US missile-defense batteries on southern border to deter Syrian troops
February 20, 2020
The Trump administration has refused Turkey’s request for the Patriot missiles until Ankara abandons the Russian S-400 missile-defense system it acquired last year from Russia.
US sending 200 troops, missile-defense and radar systems to Saudi Arabia
September 26, 2019
Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman: “This deployment augments an already significant presence of U.S. forces in the region.”
As tensions increase, Trump warns that Iran will ‘suffer greatly’ if ‘they do anything’
May 13, 2019
The U.S. president did not elaborate on the threat, saying, “You can figure it out yourself. They know what I mean by it.”
US deploys Patriot battery, extra warship to Persian Gulf
May 12, 2019
As tensions rise between the United States and Iran, the Pentagon has authorized the deployment of a Patriot missile battery to the Mideast.
January 23, 2019
Turkey’s bizarre approach to missile defense
The U.S. administration has offered to sell $3.5 billion worth of Patriot missiles to Turkey, apparently in an effort to stop Ankara from going ahead with a planned S-400 deal with Moscow.
IDF downs Syrian jet with Patriot missiles
July 25, 2018
The jet had infiltrated about one mile into Israeli airspace; it fell in Syria.
IDF Patriot missile intercepts drone from Syria
July 11, 2018
“The UAV infiltrated the Israeli border from Syria. The Patriot aerial defense system identified the threat and tracked it until its interception,” the IDF Spokesperson Unit said in a statement on Twitter.
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