Selin ATAY-TDO-Considering on the U.S. decision to send troops, Russian Deputy Alexander Sherin said that the U.S. decision confirmed that Washington's aim was to seize control of Saudi oil.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chief of General Staff Joseph Dunford announced that additional air defense support and hundreds of troops would be sent to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates following last week's attack on Aramco facilities.
Duma Defense Committee Deputy Chairman Alexander Sherin, “Now the assumption that Washington is behind the attacks, with this excuse, to send a limited number of troops there, is 100 percent confirmed. Now their most important task is to take control of Saudi oil,” he said.
Recalling that the previous attempt by the United States to seize control over Venezuelan oil had ended in failure, he claimed that Washington was now trying to implement the same plan in the Middle East through a ‘ridiculous drone operation’
The failure of the American air defense system installed in the country during drone strikes on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia ‘cannot be without cause’, Sherin said, noting that all systems with high sensitivity are remotely controlled by the US and can be shut down at any time.
"Even the best air defense systems sometimes fail," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an assessment of why Saudi air defense is unable to stop its UAVs.