25 Sep 2019 09:59

Russian Foreign Ministry on enhancement of U.S. military potential in Gulf: Such problems can't be resolved by military means

NEW YORK CITY (UN). Sept 25 (Interfax) - Deployment of additional U.S. forces to the Gulf will not solve regional problems, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin told the press.

"We do not think that such problems can be solved by military means and enhanced military potentials. We believe that every detail must be clarified and an impartial investigation must be carried out. Anyway, such problems cannot be resolved by military means," Vershinin said.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Marc Esper said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had approved deployment of additional forces to the Middle East.

In his words, Trump thus granted requests of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The United States decided to deploy additional forces to the Middle East shortly after the attack on Saudi oil facilities by drones and cruise missiles. Houthi insurgents in Yemen claimed responsible for the attack, but the United States suspects that Iran was behind the incident. Tehran denied the allegations.