US sends naval strike group to Middle East

The United States says it is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send what it calls a warning message to Iran.

US National Security Advisor John Bolton said in a statement that the deployment is in response to alleged escalation by Tehran. He added that the US is not seeking war with Iran but is fully prepared to respond to any attack. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani earlier slammed the US for its economic terrorism amid Washington’s push to drive Iranian oil export to zero. Rouhani warned no country in the Persian Gulf region would be able to export oil if Iranian oil could not be exported.

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By: PressTV (19050.60)

Tags: iran, US, war, persian gulf, News

Location: Iran