Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) continues to refuse to engage in military alliances against the Houthis in the Red Sea.
Within this context, he is said to have refused a request from the Pentagon to establish a naval center on the Jizan coast.
The following note provides a comprehensive overview of the following aspects:
- The purpose of the U.S. naval center
- The reasons for MBS’ refusal
- What he informed the U.S. officials on the matter
The note also highlights MBS’ stance on U.S. military plans in the Red Sea region vis-a-vis the Kingdom’s relations with the Houthis.