Trump will send 1,500 troops to Middle East

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he will send about 1,500 American troops to the Middle East, mostly as a protective measure, amid heightened tensions with Iran.


He said the deployment involved a relatively small number of troops.


The forces would help strengthen American defenses in the region, two sources told Reuters earlier on condition of anonymity. They said the forces included engineers.


פרסום ראשון: 05.24.19, 19:36