US sends aircraft carrier and bomber task force to 'warn Iran'

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6 May 2019

The US has deployed an aircraft carrier to the Middle East to send a "clear and unmistakable message" to Iran, ONA reports citing BBC.

John Bolton, US national security advisor, said they were acting "in response to a number of troubling and escalatory indications and warnings".

The deployment of the warship was based on claims of a possible attack on US forces, Reuters news agency reports, quoting an unnamed US official.

Mr Bolton added that they would counter any attack with "unrelenting force".

In a statement, Mr Bolton said: "The United States is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region to send a clear and unmistakeable message to the Iranian regime that any attack on United States interests or on those of our allies will be met with unrelenting force."

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED