US steps up presence in Saudi Arabia amid tensions with Iran

US steps up presence in Saudi Arabia amid tensions with Iran
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    MADE HIM PRESIDENT IN THE FIRST PLACE. ERIC: WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS AT THE NEXT RALLY IF THAT CHANT COMES BACK. PHIL, THANK YOU. LAURA. LAURA: ERIC, THE U.S. DEPLOYING MORE MILITARY TO SAUDI ARABIA IN A SHOW OF FORCE. IT'S AN MID ESCALATING TENSIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. IRAN SEES IN A BRITISH OIL TANKER IN A STRAIGHT OF [INAUDIBLE] ONE DAY AFTER THE U.S. TO DOWN AND RAINY AND DRONE. THE PRESIDENT WARNING I RAN AGAINST FOR PROVOCATIVE ACTION ALLUDING TO THE SANCTIONS ALREADY CRIPPLING THE COUNTRY. PRESIDENT TRUMP: IRAN IS IN BIG TROUBLE RIGHT NOW WITH THE ECONOMY IS CRUSHING AND COMING TO A CRASH AND TRYING TO BRING SOLDIERS BACK HOME BECAUSE THEY CAN'T PAY THEM A LOT OF BAD THINGS ARE HAPPENING TO THEM AND IT'S EASY TO STRAIGHTEN OUT OR VERY EASY FOR US TO MAKE IT A LOT WORSE. LAURA: LUCAS' LIVE FROM THE PENTAGON WITH THE VERY LATEST ON THIS DEVELOPING STORY. HELLO, LUCAS. REPORTER: HELLO, LAURA. FIRST TIME IN 16 YEARS THE U.S. HAS DEPLOYED SOLDIERS TO IRAN. THE PENTAGON MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT LAST NIGHT IN A STATEMENT QUOTE, THIS MOVEMENT OF FORCE IS PROVIDES AN ADDITIONAL DETERRENT AND ENSURES OUR ABILITY TO DEFEND OUR FORCES AND INTEREST IN THE REGION FROM EMERGENT, CREDIBLE THREATS U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND CONTINUALLY ASSESSES FORCE POSTURE IN THE REGION AND IS WORKING WITH KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA AUTHORITIES TO BASE U.S. ASSETS AT THE APPROPRIATE LOCATIONS. THE STATEMENT DID NOT MENTION IRAN BY NAME. EARLIER TODAY IRANIAN STATE TV AIRED THIS VIDEO SHOWING ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD FORCES WEARING BLACK SKI MASKS ROPING DOWN A HELICOPTER ON THE DECK OF THE BRITISH OIL TANKER SEES FINITE INTEREST RATE OF - STRAIT OF HORMUZ. THEY BRIEFLY DETAINED ANOTHER BRITISH TINKERBELL LET THE VESSEL PROCEED TO THE PERSIAN GULF. LAST WEEK A ROYAL NAVY WARSHIP BLOCKED THREE IRANIAN GUNBOATS FROM SEIZING ANOTHER STINKER. I RAN THAT HIS ACTIONS ARE RETALIATION FOR BRITISH COMMANDOS USING THEIR SUPERTANKER OFTEN BROUGHT HER TWO WEEKS AGO. A 30 SAY HE WAS CARRYING OIL TO SYRIA IN VIOLATION OF THE SANCTIONS. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 70000 U.S. TROOPS DEPLOYED TO THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE HUNDREDS GOING TO SAUDI ARABIA ARE PART OF THE REINFORCEMENT THE PENTAGON ORDER TO THE REGION IT MAY WILL INCLUDE A PATRIOT MISSILE BATTERY AND MORE PATRIOT JETS. THE USS BOXER SENIOR ATTENDED THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ IN A SHOW OF FORCE AND DESTROYED AN IRANIAN DRONE USING ITS NEW MARINE CORPS INSIDE YOUR OWN SCANNING DEVICE STRAPPED TO THE DECK WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT. IT'S A NEW ADDITION TO THE ARSENAL. IRAN DENIES THE WORSHIP DOWN TO ITS DRONE. >> BASED ON THE LATEST INFORMATION I RECEIVED FROM TORONTO WE HAVE SO FAR ABSOLUTELY NO INFORMATION ABOUT LOSING A DRONE. >> IT WENT DOWN. THE FACT THAT THE MINISTERS DID NOT KNOW OR LIED ABOUT IT I CAN'T ACCOUNT FOR IT. IT HAPPENED. REPORTER: THIS LATEST
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