BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The U.S. is withdrawing some of their missile defense systems in three Middle Eastern countries, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Citing a senior military official, the Wall Street Journal said that the U.S. is withdrawing as many as four Patriot missile systems from Jordan, Kuwait, and Bahrain.

The Wall Street Journal article said that the U.S. was shifting its attention from Afghanistan and Iraq towards its soured relations with the Russian Federation and China.

With regard to Kuwait, the US has negotiated the withdrawal of a number of Patriot missile systems from the country with the its military, Kuwait’s General Staff said in a statement Wednesday, as reported by the Sputnik News Agency.

The U.S. military refused to comment on this topic after they were questioned by the Wall Street Journal.

This move by the U.S. military comes as the Russian forces deliver the S-300 air defense system to the Syrian Armed Forces.

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