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The US President Donald trump said that will add to the middle East about 1,5 thousand military. He stated this on Friday, 24 may, Reuters reports.
According to the American leader, to send a relatively small number of soldiers — this is a protective measure. “A number of very talented going to the middle East. Let’s see what will happen,” he added. According to sources, the new force comprises of engineers.
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported that trump decided to send to the middle East from two to three thousand soldiers.
23 may it was reported that the Central command of the U.S. Army sought to strengthen its defense capabilities and additional weapons to counter Iran.
Prior to that, trump admitted unwillingness to fight with Tehran.
15 may it was reported that the Iranian authorities officially suspended the execution of certain obligations on the nuclear program, provided by the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD).
Relations between the US and Iran escalated a year ago. In early may of 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 apply to the export of oil, industry, trade and operations of the Central Bank of the country in dollars.
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