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America's troop numbers in the region have grown from about 60,000 to more than 80,000 since May.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that the presence of foreign forces creates "insecurity" in the Gulf, after the US ordered the deployment of more troops to the region.

US increases troop deployment to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The New Arab & agencies

US increases troop deployment to Saudi Arabia, UAE

The United States has announced it will be beefing up its military presence in Saudi Arabia and the UAE as President Donald Trump chooses 'restraint' on Iran.

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Hussain Abdul-Hussain

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