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WorldU.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East in warning to Iran - Bolton

04:15  06 may  2019
04:15  06 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

US rushes ships to Middle East over unspecified Iran threats

US rushes ships to Middle East over unspecified Iran threats The U.S. is rushing an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East after seeing Iranian troops and proxy forces making preparations for attacks against U.S. forces and interests in the region, a defense official told The Associated Press. At the White House, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday night that the U.S. was deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the U.S. Central Command region, an area that includes the Middle East.

The United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send a message to Iran that any attack on U . S . interests or its allies will US national security adviser John Bolton in Jerusalem to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 20, 2018.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is deploying a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East in response to troubling "indications and warnings " from Iran and to show the United States will retaliate with "unrelenting force" to any attack, national security adviser John Bolton

U.S. deploying carrier, bombers to Middle East in warning to Iran - Bolton Photograph of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt leading a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group during a manoeuvring exercise. Dated 2014. (Photo by: Photo 12/ UIG via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, May 5 (Reuters) - The United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send a clear message to Iran that any attack on U.S. interests or its allies will be met with "unrelenting force," U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.

Amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, Bolton said the decision was "in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings."

"The United States is not seeking war with the Iranian regime, but we are fully prepared to respond to any attack, whether by proxy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps or regular Iranian forces," Bolton said in a statement.

(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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