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Pensacola: US temporarily suspend education of Saudi military

2019-12-11T05:49:18.020Z

The Pentagon wants to check all apprentices from Saudi Arabia. The US reacts to the killing spree of a Saudi soldier at a base in Florida.



Following a deadly firearm raid on a US military base in Florida by a Saudi Arabian soldier, the Pentagon has halted the training of Saudi Arabian military personnel on US territory for the time being. This was announced by the US Department of Defense. According to them, over the next ten days the security checks of foreign apprentices undergoing training with the US Army in the United States will be reviewed.

Last Friday, Saudi Arabian Lieutenant Mohammed al-Shamrani shot and killed at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola in a classroom building. Three US servicemen were killed and eight others injured. The attacker was killed in a shootout with the police.

Sagittarius criticized USA as a "nation of evil"

The 21-year-old shooter is said to have released a manifest on Twitter shortly before the attack in which he denounced the US as a "nation of evil". The White House National Security Adviser, Robert O'Brien, spoke of a manifest terrorist attack. However, the investigations of the Federal Police FBI would have to wait.

As part of the revision of the security checks, which is now being ordered by US Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist, the Pentagon claims that, among other things, all Saudi Arabian military forces currently trained by the US Army within the United States are to be re-screened. Those of you who are in pilot training will have to stay grounded for the time being, a ministry employee said.

Hundreds of Saudi Arabians are trained each year in the United States. The US and Saudi Arabia have been working closely together for years.

Source: zeit

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