With a military demonstration of power, the U.S. wants to increase pressure on Iran. The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber squadron were relocated to the Middle East, told the national security Advisor in the White house, John Bolton, on Sunday.
The action was a reaction to "a series of troubling and escalation of indications and warnings". What he meant exactly, said Bolton. Washington wants to send the message that any attack on U.S. interests or its allies, "relentless strength" will be shown. Bolton, regarded as a foreign policy Hardliner, said: "The United States will seek no war with the Iranian Regime."
In the dispute over Iran's nuclear program had expanded the U.S. sanctions against the country. Since 1. May have to expect all countries with sanctions, the Oil from Iran import. Exceptions for a few customers ran to this date. US President, Donald Trump had announced in the past year, the international nuclear agreement with Iran. He wants to bring the Iranian supply of Oil to a complete Standstill.
The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and a bomber squadron were stationed in the Mediterranean sea. Where exactly he would be transferred, Bolton: He spoke only of a transfer in the Region, for which the armed forces command Centcom is responsible - this area extends from Syria in the West to Pakistan in the East. Accordingly, the Lincoln is expected to take the first course on the Red sea, possibly on the Arabian sea or the Persian Gulf. The US Navy currently has no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.
Currently Iran is among the harshest sanctions in its history. Last exceptions for Oil imports from Iran for the largest recipients, such as China and India have been lifted a few days ago. Experts fear that Iran will escape from the atom agreement or the Strait of Hormuz as the most important Öllieferweg the world could be sealed off. Then also Tanker, and other Gulf States could no longer operate. In such a case, the danger of a military confrontation would increase dramatically.
The United States accuse Iran of a whole series of aggressive actions. Among other things, the country should support in Venezuela, the government of Nicolás Maduro that the United States regarded as a usurper and stripped of power want to see. Behind the conflicts in Syria, Yemen and the Gaza strip, the United States suspect Iran's interests.
Also on Monday announced the USA, to have two warships in the disputed waters of the South China sea sent. China claims virtually the entire South China sea, but China's archrival Taiwan, as well as a number of Asian States consider the areas as their territory. The US accuses China, with the establishment of military bases on artificial Islands and reefs to upgrade and hinder navigation in the strategically important waters. The Beijing leadership has defended its actions as necessary for self-defense. They are accused in the United States, the tensions in the Region by sending ships of war and to strengthen fighter aircraft.