The Pentagon announced that the support provided to the kingdom aims its defence because of its exposure to daily attacks. On 1 April, the US State Department reiterated the importance of maintaining strategic cooperation with Saudi Arabia.
State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a press conference that Riyadh is a crucial partner in many priorities, including regional security and countering terrorism.
It is noteworthy that the Pentagon spokesman, John Kirby, confirmed during a press briefing on 9 March that the United States has obligations to Saudi Arabia, protecting its territory against any attacks.
Kirby also made clear that Washington takes these commitments seriously. Last March, the US Department of Defense confirmed Saudi Arabia as a strategic partner, stressing that the US-Saudi military relations are in progress.