Pakistan May Send Troops to Saudi Arabia

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  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Dec 17, 2015
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    Pakistan in talks with Saudi Arabia to send combat troops to protect the kingdom


    Colin Freeman and Taimur Khan
    March 13, 2017
    Updated: March 14, 2017 08:52 AM

    Islamabad // Pakistan is in discussions with Saudi Arabia to send combat troops to protect the kingdom amid growing concern over threats from ISIL militants and Houthi rebels.

    Plans are under way to dispatch a brigade-sized deployment following a request from Riyadh, which wants the troops as an emergency response force. A brigade is usually made up of between 1,500 and 3,500 troops.

    Islamabad and Saudi Arabia have long had a close military and security relationship, with troops from Pakistan's large and combat-hardened army regularly deployed for training Saudi soldiers. Although the kingdom, like other Arab Gulf countries, does not make the numbers public, experts say there are as many as 70,000 Pakistanis serving across the Saudi military services at any one time.

    But requests for Pakistani combat brigades have usually only been made during times of heightened tensions in the kingdom.

    Pakistani combat troops were sent after the 1979 attack on the Grand Mosque complex in Mecca by a proto-Al Qaeda extremist group and the Iranian revolution of the same year.

    Forces from Pakistan were based in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War when the kingdom feared attack by Saddam Hussein.

    Again, a decade ago, they were deployed as the US military ramped up operations to crush Al Qaeda in Iraq, prompting fears that the extremists would flee across the Saudi border, and as the militant group carried out a violent terrorist campaign within the kingdom.

    A senior Pakistani military source confirmed the Saudi request, but stressed troops would "not go across the border" with Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab military coalition, of which the UAE is part, against the Iran-backed Houthi rebel movement.

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  2. Jagdkommando

    Jagdkommando 2nd Lieutenant

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    it is not very shocking considering the Saudis don't trust their own troops in cases of coups and Pakistan always some troops in Saudi Arabia. I knew it was only a matter of time before this would happen.
  3. yavar

    yavar Captain

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    Saudi Crown Prince bin Salman: threaten War Will Be Waged in Iran & Larijani respond تهدید بن سلمان

    تهدید ولیعهد عربستان بن سلمان و پاسخ رئیس مجلس علی لاریجانی
    تهدید بن سلمان ... «ایران را میدان جنگ می کنیم
    بن سلمان با اشاره به اینکه هیچ نقظۀ مشترکی میان ایران و عربستان نیست گفت: «چگونه می توان با آنان به تفاهم رسید؟ منطق ایران زمینه سازی برای ظهور مهدی است که آن هم از طریق سیطره بر جهان اسلام محقق می شود».
    جانشین ولی عهد و وزیر دفاع عربستان افزود: «هدف اصلی نظام ایران رسیدن به قبلۀ مسلمانان است. ما منتظر نمی مانیم که عربستان میدان جنگ شود، بلکه ایران را میدان جنگ خواهیم کرد».
    امروز سپاه،قدرتمندترین نیروی نظامی تعیین کننده درمنطقه است
    علی لاریجانی رئیس مجلس: امروز سپاه پاسداران، قدرتمندترین نیروی نظامی تعیین کننده در خاورمیانه است و این باعث می شود که دشمنان نتوانند دچار هوسرانی نسبت به ملت ایران شوند.امروز-سپاهقدرتمندترین-نیروی-نظامی-تعیین-کننده-درمنطقه-است
    Saudi Crown Prince: threaten War Will Be Waged in Iran, Not Saudi Arabia and Iran parliament speaker Larijani respond
    in interview was broadcast by Saudi Arabia's Channel 1 on 2th May 2017 Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud rejected the possibility of any dialogue with Iran, asking how they could possibly reach an understanding and threaten Iran and said: "We will not wait for the war to be waged on Saudi soil. We will make sure that the war is waged in Iran and not in Saudi Arabia."

    سردار دهقان در پاسخ به اظهارات اخیر وزیر دفاع عربستان درباره انتقال جنگ به ایران گفت: سعودی‌ها اگر جهالت کنند، جایی را غیر از مکه و مدینه سالم نمی‌گذاریم.
    به گزارش خبرنگار دفاعی خبرگزاری تسنیم، سردار حسین دهقان وزیر دفاع و پشتیبانی نیروهای مسلح در گفت‌وگو با شبکه المنار در پاسخ به این سؤال که وزیر دفاع عربستان سعودی اعلام کرده که "جنگ را به ایران منتقل خواهیم کرد"، تأکید کرد: آنها فکر می‌کنند چون نیروی هوایی دارند، می‌توانند کاری انجام دهند.
    وی افزود: ما به آنها توصیه می‌کنیم جهالت نکنند، ولی اگر جهالت کنند جایی غیر از مکه و مدینه را سالم نمی‌گذاریم.
    Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan: of Saudi regime "does anything ignorant" will leave no part of Saudi Arabia land untouched except holy Muslim sites city of Makkah, Madina in response to recent threat by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud to words Iran
  4. BlueHawk

    BlueHawk Major

    Jan 19, 2017
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    So who is buying this stuff? What type of fish are u hunting? It can not be tuna. Remember soldiers are also smart. And if it is small stuff. Who read this page?