Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance security in the region - SPA

 Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance security in the region - SPA

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the Kingdom to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.

The decision aims "to increase joint cooperation in defence of regional security and stability and to preserve its peace" SPA said, quoting a ministry of defence official.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam and Marwa Rashad; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Updated Date: Jul 20, 2019 05:11:46 IST