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A clear warning to Tehran

The United States announced that the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, and the accompanying group, as well as long-haul to move bombers in the Middle East. In a statement, the security adviser of US-President Donald Trump , John Bolton, is it that this is done as a reaction to "a series of escalating signs and warnings". It should send Iran a "clear message" that any attack on US will answer the interests of, or allied with relentless violence. The United States wanted no war with Iran, but be ready to respond to attacks, whether carried out by Iranian-controlled groups such as the Hizbullah, the revolutionary guard or the regular Iranian military .

Neither Bolton, nor foreign Minister Mike Pompeo were closer to, whether or what information the US on possible military operations of the Iran. A lot of evidence that John Bolton, is known as a Hardliner, has reinterpreted a planned routine mission of the USS Lincoln, the military show of force towards Iran.

threats for ship travel

However, both of the Navy chief of the revolutionary guards of Iran, Alireza Tangsiri, as well as President Hassan Rouhani, Washington has threatened to, as a response to the tightening of US sanctions against Iranian Oil exports had in the recent time to block the Strait of Hormuz.

Through the Strait at the entrance to the Persian Gulf for about a third of the world's crude oil supplies will be shipped. At the narrowest point it is only about 40 km wide. Due to the strong currents and heavy traffic, ships must use two-three kilometers wide fairways, which are vulnerable to sea mines. Ships could also be taken of the coasts of with rockets. The Iranian Tasnim news Agency had also published the end of April, a Video of the revolutionary guards, the high resolution images from US war ships in the Gulf to show that were taken with a drone.

Bolton's announcement to relocate the Lincoln, falls in a Phase of increasing tension between Iran and the United States. Despite the resistance to the US military and the secret services, had President, Trump declared – at the Insistence of the Boltons and Pompeos – in April, the revolutionary guards to the terrorist organization. Iran responded with a law that classifies all the troops of the United States in the middle East.

Iran threatens the United States because of the sanctions in order to block the Strait of Hormuz.

The former U.S. Secretary of defense Jim Mattis warned against this step, because in the Gulf, in Iraq and Syria, American soldiers in close proximity to Iranian units in use. In January 2016, for example, two American patrol boats in the Gulf due to a technical defect in Iranian waters of the hazards and of the revolutionary guards had been applied.

at that Time, the soldiers were released after less than 24 hours after the foreign Ministers of the two countries had with each other on the phone. European diplomats warn of possible unintended escalation of such incidents, because there is a high-level government between Washington and Tehran have no direct contacts, which would allow it to defuse those situations quickly.

speech Rowhani's expected

in Addition, the US had tightened recently, once again, the sanctions against Iran in the field of civilian nuclear cooperation. President Rouhani has announced on Wednesday a speech. It is expected that he then stated that Iran will fulfill its obligations under the nuclear deal, only with restrictions. Trump was bailed out of the 2015 agreement, the Europeans, Russia and China.

During Bolton's rhetoric fails unusually sharp, it is not unusual that the U.S. is laying an aircraft carrier group in the Region. Bolton, the goal of the Lincoln, although not in detail, but the Website already reported to the ship in the beginning of April, the Association should exercises according to the common Routine with the carrier USS John C. Stennis and the European armed forces in the Mediterranean sea in the Persian Gulf and from there into the Indian ocean and the Pacific ocean to.

About the stationing of the bombers, neither Bolton nor the Pentagon announced Details. However, the US air force stationed at the base at al-Udeid in Qatar already, dozens of fighter jets, including up to mid-March, long-range bombers of the type B-1 Lancer, then work maintenance in the United States were ordered.

Such machines were launched in April 2018 by attacks on targets in Syria, the President Trump had commanded as a response to a chemical weapons use by the Regime of Bashar al-Assad. They took part in operations against the terrorist militia IS and in Afghanistan.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 06.05.2019, 23:31 PM

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