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The U.S. Department of defense submitted to President Donald Trump’s plan for a military counter Iran, which involves sending up to 120 thousand U.S. troops to the middle East. This is with reference to sources in the defense Ministry reports The New York Times.
This measure assumes that if Iran attacks U.S. forces in the region or to accelerate work on nuclear weapons. It is reported that Patrick Shanahan, acting head of the Pentagon, personally presented the plan to the President.
In may, the assistant to the President for national security John Bolton said that the us side will send to the shores of Iran the aircraft carrier “Abraham Lincoln” and a group of bombers. It will be a response to the troubling actions on the part of Iran to the worsening of relations, he added.
April 8, Iran recognized the Central command of the U.S. army as a terrorist organization and equated to terrorists of all American military in the middle East.
Prior to that, trump confirmed that his administration plans to recognize the revolutionary guards (an elite unit of the Iranian army) as a terrorist organization.
Relations between the US and Iran escalated after the beginning of may 2018 trump announced the unilateral withdrawal of Washington from a nuclear deal in 2015 and the renewal of the sanctions against Tehran. New package of restrictive measures against Iran came into force in November. The sanctions include a ban of export of oil and also apply to industry, trade and operations of the Central Bank of the country in dollars.
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