US President Donald Trump said he was not going to send 12,000 troops to Saudi Arabia, Report informs, citing the RIA Novosti.

“The story today that we are sending 12,000 troops to Saudi Arabia is false or, to put it more accurately, Fake News!”- American leader twitted.

Notably, earlier the Fox News channel reported, referring to the Ministry of Defense that the Pentagon could send additional personnel to the Middle East to counter Iran. Before that, the Wall Street Journal wrote that the United States is considering sending 14,000 troops to the region, however Pentagon denied this information.