Asked to comment on media reports on the U.S. “removing some military capabilities” from Saudi Arabia, a Pentagon spokesperson asserted that “we continue to support the defence of Saudi Arabia in partnership with the Saudi military, including their abilities to counter inbound threats. And of course, we call on the Houthis to cease these attacks and to work to achieve a political solution… I am not going to get into specific capabilities”. He further indicated that “Iran still poses a threat to its neighbours in the region and to our national security interests in the region. Their ballistic missile program still exists and - and has improved. Their continued support for terrorist groups in the region still is a problem and has, in many ways, accelerated”.
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