US sent troops to Saudi Arabia on defensive basis: Mnuchin

Mnuchin testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in Capitol Hill, December 05, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP)

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that US troops were in Saudi Arabia on a defensive basis only and that the United States would end all sanctions on Iran when Tehran fulfilled necessary conditions.

Mnuchin also told the Doha Forum conference that attacks on Saudi oil facilities, which the United States has blamed on Iran and Tehran has denied - were attacks on the world’s economy.

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