THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
We welcome the agreement Secretary of Defense Perry and Prince Sultan, the Minister of Defense and Aviation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, reached regarding the redeployment of coalition forces to new locations on Saudi facilities. This agreement will improve security, while ensuring that missions will continue to be carried out effectively.
At the same time, this agreement highlights the strong, cooperative ties that exist between our two countries. These bonds of friendship will not be broken by terrorism in any form. To the contrary, working with Saudi Arabia and other like-minded states in the region, the United States is committed to defending its vital national interests by confronting terrorism and preserving the peace, prosperity and stability of the Gulf.
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