Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, in the wake of the missile assault on the Saudi oil industry.
The announcement comes after two important oil production facilities in neighboring Saudi Arabia were hit by drones and missiles on September 14, curtailing the crude output of the world’s top oil exporter.
Kuwait houses nearly half a million US troops on its territory and must be able to ramp up security one might think or suggest. Camp Arifjan Army Base is the largest outpost.
However, the US troops in Kuwait mostly have offensive hardware and logistics and were not deployed to defend the runaway Iraqi republic against Iran.
Yemen’s Houthi group claimed the attacks on Saudi Arabia, but a US official said they originated from southwestern Iran. Tehran, which supports the Yemeni government, denied any involvement in the attacks.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.