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USA deploys naval air group in the Middle East due to threats from Iran

 Washington – The United States has deployed an aircraft carrier with its Air Force fighter group and bombers in the Middle East for the “worrying signs and warnings” of Iran, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced.

Washington “is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a special group of bombers in the US Central Command region,” an area that includes the Middle East, Bolton said in a statement released last night.

The measure responds to “a series of worrying and progressive indications and warnings,” said Bolton, who did not provide more details about the deployment.

The chief security advisor to US President Donald Trump explained that Washington wants “to send a clear and unequivocal message to the Iranian regime that any attack on the interests of the US or its allies will face an implacable force.”

“The US is not seeking a war against the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by intermediaries, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps or the regular Iranian forces,” he said.

For the time being, the Pentagon has not commented on Bolton’s statements, while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, asked by the press during a flight to Finland, simply stated: “It’s something we’ve been working for a while, “according to The New York Times.

“It is absolutely true that we have seen an escalation of actions by the Iranians and it is equally true that we are going to hold the Iranians accountable for the attacks on US interests,” Pompeo said, adding that the US has “good reasons” to communicate. clearly to the Iranians what the response to their actions will be like.

A military official told the same newspaper that until last Friday, the military analysts were not tracking any Iranian threat, so any problem in this regard has had to arise in the last 24 or 48 hours. (EFE).

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